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01-12-2019 02:16 PM
01-12-2019 05:50 PM
So I try hard to gain information from some of those multinationals who are at risk by doing business in agriculture.
And I am guilty of favoring info that comes from those who are taking a risk in the business.
So naturally I limit faith in sources that are too distant from actual dependence on the success of agriculture.
Usda job descriptions has grown to beyond their legal creation.
They are not and should not be the primary creator of farm news, or market information.
It boggles my mind to think that a farm news agency located in Des Moines Iowa can’t function without them.
Grain still trades —cropping decisions are still made—ships are still loaded. Acres will still be planted.
01-13-2019 08:46 AM
The people doing the reporting aren't in FSA.
Since I'm not in the farm program, I haven't had much to do with FSA for years - I can't speak to what they're like now although back then they were a bunch of bureaucrats.
Maybe people would have more confidence in USDA reports if USDA explained them better or if the people looked into the report to see it's basis.
Of all the things USDA does, in my opinion their reports are the most important, followed by research.
01-13-2019 10:16 AM
01-13-2019 10:25 AM