surveys

Report Recommends Changes for NASS Data Collection

Dan Crop Forecasts, Industry News Release, USDA-NASS

A new report suggests the Department of Agriculture should develop a new system for gathering information for crop reports and other surveys. USDA contracted with the National Academy of Sciences three years ago to audit how USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service collects data. The report highlighted that NASS could make several changes over time to improve the accuracy of its …

winter wheat harvest

May Wheat, Cotton and Potato Crop Production

Dan Cotton, Crop Forecasts, Wheat

2017 Winter Wheat Production Down 25 Percent From 2016/Hay Stocks Down 3 Percent United States winter wheat production is forecast at 1.25 billion bushels, down 25 percent from 2016. As of May 1, the yield is forecast at 48.8 bushels per acre, down 6.5 bushels from last year’s record yield of 55.3 bushels per acre. State level data for Alabama, …