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This report describes the Two Stage Algorithm used by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to redraw the 1993 Farm Costs and Returns Survey (FCRS) list frame sample. This algorithm was devised to reduce the number of farm and ranch operators in the FCRS sample that are also in other major surveys’ samples. It decreased the number of operators in the 1993 FCRS sample that were also in one or more of the four other major surveys from 4,561 to 1,966 (a decrease of 57 percent). It decreased the number of operators in the 1993 FCRS sample that were also in the previous year’s FCRS sample from 469 to 29 (a decrease of 94 percent). It increased the number of operators in the 1993 FCRS sample that were not in any of the four other major surveys from 6,617 to 9,212 (an increase of 39 percent). It is recommended that a five stage algorithm be used to redraw the 1994 FCRS sample.

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