The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announced Wednesday it will review planted and harvested acreage for select crops earlier than normal. The crops under review include corn, cotton, peanuts, rice, sorghum, soybeans and sugarbeets.
NASS will review all available data, including survey data, satellite-based data, and the latest information from USDA’s Farm Service Agency and Risk Management Agency. They note it is normal practice to review the data for cotton, peanuts and rice in September, but corn, sorghum, soybeans and sugarbeets normally are reviewed in October.
USDA officials say the data is sufficiently complete this year to consider adjustments in September on those crops. If the data review justifies any changes, NASS will publish updated planted and harvested acreage estimates in the September 10 report.
In October, NASS will again review acreage for corn, sorghum, soybeans and sugarbeets, along with canola, dry edible beans and sunflowers.