Toyota Motor Corp. affiliate Toyota Tsusho Corp. will be selling a higher yielding rice seed after seeing a business opportunity in Japan’s farming industry. Production of the rice, which is a Koshihikari rice strain, is beginning this year.
Following the January 12 USDA Crop Production and Grain Stocks reports it's becoming increasingly clear that the story in corn and soybean markets for the foreseeable future will be the ongoing pace of consumption.
By Mark Harris, chair of the Agricultural Statistics Board and Director of the Methodology Division, National Agricultural Statistics Service
What implications might big data have for the production of official statistics? Daniel Pfeffermann, Ph.D., current president of the International Association of Survey Statisticians, addressed this topic at the recent Morris Hansen Lecture.