Listen Live: How Did USDA Get to 92% Planted Corn?

June 19, 2019 09:38 AM
How did USDA get to 92% corn planted?

With so much ground unplanted due to heavy, continuous spring rains, how did USDA get to 92% planted on corn in Monday’s Crop Progress Report? The head of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) wants to clear up the confusion. Lance Honig, chief of the NASS Crops Branch will join AgriTalk Radio host Chip Flory to answer questions about how USDA is tackling the tough planting and acreage questions in this challenging weather year. 

USDA Chief Economist Robert Johansson will join a panel of farmers to further talk about the impacts of delayed and prevented planting and how USDA is tracking the data on today’s AgriTalk.

Listen to the recording of the broadcast in the player below:

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Darin Plessner
Dawson , MN
6/20/2019 09:53 AM

  Thanks for the info

Todd Willeke
Ashland, OH
6/20/2019 05:39 AM

  Looking forward to morning commentary

Mike Froebe
Mound Valley, KS
6/19/2019 11:34 PM

  Shame on me for not knowing that USDA reports are based on planted acres along with speculation of intentions. Transparency might dictate differentiation between “ actual planted acres and acres one would like to plant”. Government plays a bigger role in our lives than we realize


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