Thursday, March 22, 2012

USDA NASS berry production data

The USDA National Agriculture Statistic Service recently released a report "Noncitrus Fruits and Nuts 2011 Preliminary Summary." This report includes lots of data on production, acreage, value, and prices received of many fruit crops including berries for the period 2009-2011.  However, there are no reports associated with blackberry production in the Southeastern US or California. The reason it is not there is because this agency uses the Census of Agriculture as a basis for commodities that will be included for a period of 5 years. The last Census of Agriculture was taken in 2007. Blackberry production in the SEUS started to kick in in 2008-9. We should be included in the census scheduled for 2012. If you want to look at that report, here is a link: Noncitrus Fruits and Nuts 2011 Preliminary Summary

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