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Census silliness

 

December 16, 2020



If you are involved with agriculture in any way you probably have heard of the National Agricultural Statistics Service or NASS for short. An offshoot of the USDA, their job is to conduct surveys among agriculture producers and then publish their findings in reports most disagree with. To say it is a thankless job would be an understatement. When they hit the mark with a report, the big USDA officials take the credit. If a report misses the mark, say a few million bushels of corn someone forgot to report last month, the complaints are channeled to the NASS. No doubt some confuse their...



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