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01/11/08  2007 Corn Crop a Record Breaker, USDA Reports - Cotton, Rice Yields Hit All-Time Highs

The Crop Production 2007 Summary released today, contains year-end acreage, yield and production estimates for grains and hay; oilseeds; cotton, tobacco and sugar; dry beans, peas and lentils; and potatoes and miscellaneous crops. As expected, the report shows that the 2007 U.S. corn crop was one for the record books. Jeff Geuder, chief of NASS Crops Branch, looks at the highlights of the report.

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12/18/07  The Census of Agriculture is Coming!

As families sit down to enjoy their holiday feasts this year, it’s important to remember the people who make those meals possible – the nation’s farmers and ranchers. NASS thanks these producers for their efforts and urges them to help ensure the future success of their operations – and their industry – by participating in the 2007 Census of Agriculture. NASS Deputy Administrator Carol House discusses the importance of the upcoming Census.

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10/12/07  NASS Releases Latest Look at U.S. Crops

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released the October Crop Production report providing the latest look at U.S. crops, including corn, soybeans, cotton and citrus. The corn crop is expected to yield an average 154.7 bushels per acre - the second highest on record. Steve Wiyatt, director of the NASS Statistics Division, says the surprise however is in sunflower production which is forecasted at 2.9-billion pounds, 35 percent higher than last year.

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09/12/07  NASS Forecasts An Even Bigger Record Corn Crop

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service is still expecting a record corn crop. After forecasting a whopping 13.1-billion bushel crop in August - the much anticipated September Crop Production report shows a two-percent increase to 13.3-billion bushels. Jeff Geuder, chief of the NASS Crops Branch, says the September report provides the best look so far at the season’s crops, including corn, soybeans and cotton.

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08/10/07  NASS Forecasts Record Corn Crop in 2007

NASS's Crop Production report, released today, contains the first official estimates for 2007 production of major crops, including corn, soybeans and cotton. Corn production is forecast at a record 13.1 billion bushels, eclipsing the previous record, set in 2004, by 10.6 percent. Jeff Geuder, chief of the NASS Crops Branch, reviews the highlights of the report.

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07/12/07  July Crop Report Provides First Look at Spring Wheat Production

The July Crop Production report provides the first look at spring wheat production for 2007. Steve Wiyatt, director of the NASS Statistics Division, provides a look at the wheat numbers and also discusses the forecasts for citrus and small grains.

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06/29/07  USDA Takes a Closer Look at Ethanol Co-Product Use

With the support of the Nebraska Corn Board, NASS has released its most comprehensive report to date on use of ethanol co-products for livestock feed. Dan Kerestes, chief of the NASS Livestock Branch, reviews the highlights.

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06/29/07  U.S. Farmers Plant Largest Corn Crop in 63 Years

NASS's much-anticipated Acreage report shows that U.S. farmers planted a whopping 92.9 million acres of corn this year, exceeding expectations and topping last year's acreage by 19 percent. Steve Wiyatt, director of the NASS Statistics Division, looks at what's behind the numbers.

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03/30/07  Prospective Plantings Report Shows Soaring Corn Acres

Driven by growing ethanol and export demand, U.S. farmers intend to plant 15 percent more corn acres in 2007, according to widely anticipated Prospective Plantings report released today by NASS. Steve Wiyatt, director of NASS Statistics Division, offers a look at the numbers.

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03/27/07  Prospective Plantings Report Eagerly Anticipated

There's a great deal of anticipation surrounding the release of NASS's annual Prospective Plantings report March 30. The report provides the first official estimate of the number and type of crop acres U.S. producers plan to plant in 2007. Jeff Geuder, chief of the NASS Crops Branch, discusses the importance of the report and what it will cover.

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03/09/07  January Freeze Had Significant Impact on California Citrus

As a result of freezing temperatures that hit California in mid-January, NASS has reduced its forecasts for 2006-07 orange, grapefruit, tangerine and lemon production in the state. Jeff Geuder, chief of the NASS Crops Branch, tells the story.

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