USDA Suspends Postharvest Chemical Usage Survey
Thursday, September 29th, 2011
USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service has suspended the fall 2011 corn crop data collection for the Postharvest Chemical Use Survey Program as a result of budget constraints.
The survey provided data about postharvest pesticide use and pest management practices for a range of crops on a rotating annual basis. NASS leadership conducted a deliberate review of all programs against mission- and user-based criteria.
Because of the timing of the agency's survey work during the coming year, this decision is necessary now.
NASS has submitted a Federal Register notice announcing the program suspension, http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-09-28/pdf/2011-24968.pdf.