Midwest Corn: Comparing NASS and RMA County Yields

🕔Nov 3, 2017Controversy has surrounded determination of ARC-CO (Agriculture Risk Coverage county) yields. One component of this controversy is the difference in the county yields determined by NASS (National Agricultural Statistics Service) […]

USDA Statistics: Accuracy Lacking on Cash Rents and Crop Estimates, Study Says – DTN

🕔Oct 13, 2017The National Academy of Sciences wants USDA’s lead statistical agency to develop new systems for gathering information for crop reports and other surveys. In a report released Wednesday, the National […]

Farmland: It’s Time for NASS to Change Method for Compiling Crop, Cash Rent Estimates – Study

🕔Oct 11, 2017Producing more precise county-level estimates of crops and farmland cash rents will require integrating multiple data sources using model-based predictions that are more transparent and reproducible, says a new report […]

Rose on Cotton: Bears on a Roll – Keep Your Eye on Dec.

🕔Aug 18, 2017Bears are now winners on 3 consecutive weeks, with Dec giving back 334 points over the period.  The Dec contract gave up 97 points on the week while Mar lost […]

Corn Market: USDA Report Threw a Curve Ball at Traders. What Happened? – DTN

🕔Aug 14, 2017In a ballgame eerily similar to last year, USDA threw a curve ball at the corn market Thursday. But unlike last August when the bulls were able to hit that […]

Rose on Cotton: Bears in the House; New Crop Sales Slowing Down

🕔Jul 14, 2017The bears were solid winners on the week with the Dec and Mar contracts giving up 201 and 227 points, respectively.  The net effect of this week’s trading action was […]

USDA Farm and Land Survey: 8,000 Fewer Farms 2016 vs. 2015

🕔Feb 17, 2017The number of farms in the United States for 2016 is estimated at 2.06 million, down 8,000 farms from 2015. Total land in farms, at 911 million acres, decreased 1 million acres […]

Soybean Futures: ‘I Love a Suprise!’ – DTN

🕔Jan 16, 2017USDA sprung a number of different reports on grain producers Thursday morning. They included weekly Export Sales, final Crop Production, quarterly Grain Stocks and World Supply and Demand (WASDE) reports. […]

Why the NASS Agricultural Survey Matters to Your Bottom Line

🕔Nov 25, 2016The National Agricultural Statistics Service mission is to provide timely, accurate, and useful statistics in service to U. S. Agriculture. Crop yield forecasts tend to be our most well-known publications, […]

Illinois: NASS Surveys Have Direct Impact on Critical Farm Programs

🕔Nov 23, 2016The NASS mission is to provide timely, accurate, and useful statistics in service to U. S. Agriculture. Crop yield forecasts tend to be our most well-known publications, but NASS measures […]

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