FSA to Again Start Monthly Crop Acreage Data Releases in August

July 29, 2013 06:23 AM
 

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Info in particular focus this year with prevented planting, delayed reporting of acreage allowed


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The annual release of crop acreage data from USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will resume once again in August, with the initial data to be released on or around Aug. 15, according to contacts.

Contacts advise that generally, the data will be released three days after the Supply/Demand report and will be released monthly until a final version is published in January.

The data may lag the usual pace given that farmers have until Aug. 2 to report acreage to FSA for 2013. Normally, the data is required to be provided to FSA by farmers by July 15, but the amount of planting problems seen this year prompted FSA to push that deadline back to this Friday, Aug. 2.

Data are reported in the following categories: planted; prevented planted; and failed. Breakdowns are typically published by crop and by county.

In addition, FSA acreage data is provided to the National Ag Statistics Service (NASS) as another data component to supplement their survey data. The late reporting deadline is not expected to have an impact on the data availability relative to NASS, as contacts advise typically the agency utilizes the certification data in compiling their October Crop Production report.


Comments: The data will take on more significance this year with an elevated number of prevented planting or failed acreage reports expected in states like Iowa and Minnesota in particular with the main focus on corn and soybeans in those areas. 


 

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