The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is seeking nominations for new members to serve on the Advisory Committee on Agricultural Statistics. The advisory committee advises the secretary of agriculture on the scope, timing and informational content to obtain from respondents of the periodic agricultural censuses, surveys of agriculture and other related industry surveys.
The committee also prepares recommendations on the content of agricultural reports and presents the views and the data needs of major suppliers and users of agricultural statistics.
The committee, appointed by the secretary, consists of 20 members representing a broad range of disciplines and interests including, but not limited to, agricultural producers, national farm organizations, agricultural economists, rural sociologists, farm policy analysts, educators, state agricultural organizations and agriculture-related business and marketing experts. Members will serve a two-year term and can serve up to three terms for a total of six consecutive years.
Details on submitting a nomination can be found in the Federal Register at www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-07-05/html/2012-16468.htm. The deadline to submit a nomination is July 27.