crop production

USDA Collecting Final 2022 Crop Production and Stocks Data

Dan Corn, Cotton, Field Crops, Peanuts, Soybeans, USDA-NASS, Wheat

With the 2022 growing season wrapping up, the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is busy contacting producers to gather final year-end crop production numbers and the amount of grain and oilseeds stored on their farms. Plus, NASS is surveying grain facility operators to determine year-end grain and oilseed stocks. “These surveys are the basis for the official USDA estimates of production …

conservation tillage

USDA: Conservation Tillage Increasing

Dan Corn, Cotton, Field Crops, Soybeans, USDA-ERS, Wheat

The share of acreage for major cash crops—wheat, corn, soybeans, and cotton—that are planted using conservation tillage has increased over the past two decades in the United States. USDA’s Economic Research Service reported the data Tuesday. Farmers reported employing conservation tillage on the majority of acres of wheat at 68 percent, 76 percent of corn acres, and 74 percent of …