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Veteran Advisor

NASS To Resurvey

This announcement was released Tuesday:

NASS to Resurvey Growers for Acres Planted in Several States
Issued June 30, 2015 by the Agricultural Statistics Board of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service. For more information contact Lance Honig at (202) 720-2127 or lance.honig@nass.usda.gov.
In July, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will collect updated information on 2015 acres planted to cotton, sorghum, and soybeans in four states. NASS previously collected planted acreage information during the first two weeks of June, with the results published in the June 30 Acreage report. At the time of the survey, weather had prevented planting leaving a portion of acres to be planted for cotton in Texas; sorghum in Kansas; and soybeans in Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri. If the newly collected data justify any changes, NASS will publish updated estimates in the Crop Production report to be released at noon EDT on Wednesday, August 12. It will be available online at www.nass.usda.gov.

 

Are you surprised? I'm not.

 

Mike

 

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Veteran Advisor

Re: NASS To Resurvey

can i have a redo on my market positions ?

 

Senior Advisor

Re: NASS To Resurvey

I'm not surprised.  This points to the need to improve their survey methodology.  Why in this modern day and age do we have to wait 4-6 weeks for facts to be released?  I'd think 4-6 days would get it done.

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Veteran Contributor

Re: NASS To Resurvey

I could ask a similar question, but with regards to the report timing:

 

If we are going to have changes in methodology, why release a critical report on planted acres, before the prevented planting acres are known? 

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Senior Advisor

Re: NASS To Resurvey

The June report numbers where collected about 4 weeks ago. At least that's about when the guy stopped by
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Senior Advisor

Re: NASS To Resurvey

I might add 4 weeks ago we still had hope

White flag went up after that
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