About Kansas Agricultural Statistics
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service collects, maintains and disseminates statistics about agriculture. To do this, they have established field offices in most states. The Kansas field office contacts Kansas farmers and agricultural businesses to collect information used in setting statistical estimates. They also pool resources with the Kansas Department of Agriculture to accomplish mutually beneficial tasks. This cooperative arrangement is known as Kansas Agricultural Statistics. Like many state field offices, Kansas Agricultural Statistics conducts surveys for other government agencies and private organizations.
Farmers, ranchers, and agribusinesses provide the information Kansas Agricultural Statistics uses to set estimates. Statisticians analyze survey responses and make recommendations to staff at National Agriucltural Statistics Service headquarters in Washington D.C., who review the recommendations and release the national and state estimates to the public throughout the year. NASS issues about 300 national and 9,000 state reports each year.
Kansas Agricultural Statistics publishes many reports throughout the year. They include:
Crops – Monthly reports cover acreage, crop production, grain stocks, farm income, land values, exports and wheat quality.
Prices – Select state and mid-month average prices received, price indices and annual estimates of prices paid by farmers.
Livestock - A summary of reports released including cattle inventory, calf crop, cattle on feed, slaughter, eggs, chickens, turkeys, milk and dairy products, and sheep and wool.
Hogs and Pigs – An inventory of hogs and pigs, pig crop and farrowing intentions.
Custom Rates – Rates paid by Kansas farmers for custom work.
Wheat Variety – Reports on varieties of wheat seeded in the state.
Agricultural Land Values – Land values in the state.
All Kansas farmers and agribusiness firms that provide data for these surveys may receive printed copies of the reports free of charge. Other data users must pay an annual fee to receive paper reports, or they may access them for free through the Kansas Agricultural Statistics website.
To subscribe to receive paper reports:
Complete the subscription form and mail it to Kansas Kansas Agricultural Statistics, P.O. Box 3534, Topeka, KS 66601-3534, or call Kansas Agricultural Statistics at (785) 233-2230.To receive reports by email without charge, use our online subscription feature.