Final Crop Reports are Not Final

January 11, 2010 06:00 PM
 

By Greg Vincent

When producers were surveyed in late November and early December, a significant number of corn acres were still unharvested in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin; and soybeans remained in fields in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The unharvested area and expected production were included in the totals released on January 12.

NASS will re-contact respondents who previously reported acreage not yet harvested in these states. If the newly collected data justifies any changes, NASS will update the January 12 estimates in the March 10 Crop Production report, except for South Dakota and North Dakota. Since the inclement weather has persisted in those two states, producers there will be re-interviewed at a later time.

Stocks estimates are also subject to review since unharvested production is included in the estimate of on-farm stocks.
 
Crop Production and all NASS reports are available online at www.nass.usda.gov.


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