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USDA Report study to be released this month.
Jan 03, 2014
Pro Farmer Extra
- From the Editors of Pro Farmer newsletter -
January 3, 2014
Today's perspective is provided by Pro Farmer Washington Consultant Jim Wiesemeyer.
The examination of USDA reports like the Supply & Demand and Grain Stocks Reports will likely be completed yet this month by the University of Illinois economists who are conducting the review at the request of USDA Chief Economist Joe Glauber.
The study was being worked on during most of 2013 and after a presentation of a draft was made to USDA, there were some additional issues being explored. However, some contacts say the "additional issues" weren’t necessarily new items but rather some clarifications within the work done thus far.
As for when the report will be released, contacts will only say they expect it will be yet this month. And, expectations are that the University of Illinois economists conducting the study could be the ones to release the report. That has been the case in other studies of USDA data that have been conducted outside the agency.
Still, contacts advise there may not be that "a-ha" moment in the study or the "smoking gun" that will explain why the trade expectations for some data releases from USDA have been so far off the actual data released.
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