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Catfish Processing, from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
Entry ID: USDA0270


Summary
Abstract: The tables in "Catfish Processing" contain current and historic
data from the monthly Catfish releases published by the National
Agricultural Statistics Service. They show information
summarized from processors' monthly reports on farm raised
catfish, including round weight purchased, prices paid,
inventory, quantity sold, prices, and imports. Tables begin as
early as January 1970 and go through August 1993.

All major processors are included in the Catfish Processing
Survey along with most of the smaller processors which meet the
criteria of having a minimum capacity to process 2,000 pounds
live weight of fish per 8 hour shift. The Catfish report refers
strictly to the processing of farm-raised fish and excludes wild
captured fish.


Collection Organization: National Agricultural Statistics Service

Collection Methodology: Surveys of the farm universe are made
several times each year and estimates are adopted based on
survey data and any other available administrative data that
would support estimate levels.

Collection Frequency: Annual.

Update Characteristics: N/A


STATISTICAL INFORMATION:

The data reside in one LOTUS 1-2-3 (.WK1) file.
LANGUAGE:

English
ACCESS/AVAILABILITY:

Data Center: National Agricultural Statistics Service
Dissemination Media: Diskette, Internet home page
File Format: ASCII delimited
Access Instructions: Call NASS at 1-800-999-6779 for historical
series data available on diskette. For historical series data
available online, connect to the Internet home page at Cornell
University.

Or connect at the NASS Internet home page.

URL: 'http://www.nass.usda.gov/index.asp'

Geographic Coverage
 N: 76.63 S: 13.71  E: -61.48  W: -177.1

Data Set Citation
Version: Not provided


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1970-01-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL AQUATIC SCIENCES >AQUACULTURE    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ECONOMIC RESOURCES >AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION    [Definition]
OCEANS >AQUATIC SCIENCES >AQUACULTURE    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >FISH    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >FISH >RAY-FINNED FISHES >CATFISHES/MINNOWS >CATFISH    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ECONOMIC RESOURCES >AQUACULTURE PRODUCTION    [Definition]


Quality
Each state provides estimates, and estimates are closely
reviewed at the national level. U.S. totals evaluated using a
balanced sheet approach. All surveys computer and manually
edited for error.


Keywords
AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY
CATFISH
CATFISH WEIGHT
Agriculture And Food Security > Agricultural Production
Agriculture And Food Security > Agricultural Production > Animal Yields
Economic Activity > Financial Management > Costs
Economic Activity > Markets > Prices
Economic Activity > Trade > Imports
ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
FISH FARMS
INVENTORY
PROCESSING
PRODUCTION
QUANTITY SOLD


Data Center
National Agricultural Statistics Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.nass.usda.gov/index.asp

Data Center Personnel
Name: JIM J. BRUEGGEN
Phone: 202-720-4889
Fax: 202-690-1311
Email: jbrueggen at nass.usda.gov
Contact Address:
USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
Systems & Information Division
South Agriculture Building, Room 5811
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
City: Washington
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20250
Country: USA


Personnel
JIM J. BRUEGGEN
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 202-720-4889
Fax: 202-690-1311
Email: jbrueggen at nass.usda.gov
Contact Address:
USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
Systems & Information Division
South Agriculture Building, Room 5811
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
City: Washington
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20250
Country: USA


Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1970-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-12



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