Farmland: It’s Time for NASS to Change Method for Compiling Crop, Cash Rent Estimates – Study Oct 11, 2017

🕔Oct 11, 2017
Producing 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, 2017

🕔Aug 18, 2017
Bears 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, 2017

🕔Aug 14, 2017
In 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, 2017

🕔Jul 14, 2017
The 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, 2017

🕔Feb 17, 2017
The 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, 2017

🕔Jan 16, 2017
USDA 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, 2016

🕔Nov 25, 2016
The 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, 2016

🕔Nov 23, 2016
The 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 […]

Farm Safety Net: 2015 Estimated ARC-CO Payments Aug 19, 2016

🕔Aug 19, 2016
Payments for the 2015 Agricultural Risk Coverage at the county level (ARC-CO) program will provide much needed funds for many farmers with short cash flows. These payments will be made […]

Texas Cotton: How NASS Compiles Yield and Production Forecasts – 3 Steps Aug 3, 2016

🕔Aug 3, 2016
Texas farmers grow 56% of the U.S. cotton acres and about 45% of the total U.S. cotton production. But how do we measure this crop accurately enough to make dependable forecasts for […]

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