Because of planting delays this spring, USDA is stretching out its data collection period for the upcoming acreage report a little longer than normal. Lance Honig, with USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), says some farmers may be unsure of what they will get planted this year. But in collecting data for the upcoming Acreage Report, USDA has been asking for farmers’ best estimates.
Honig says that farmers are still the best source of information for things like planted acreage and grain stocks.
USDA’s annual acreage report will be released June 28.