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USDA-NASS to Release Crop Production Information

Issued October 3, 2006 by the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Agricultural Statistics Board, U.S. Department of Agriculture. For information, contact Jeff Geuder at (202) 720-2127.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will release the October Crop Production report on October 12. The report will include updated yield and production forecasts for row crops based on producer data from the Agricultural Yield Survey along with plant and fruit counts from fields sampled as part of the Objective Yield Survey.

Due to the extremely dry weather conditions in Alabama, Georgia, and South Dakota, NASS will ask farm operators in those states, who are selected for the October Agricultural Yield Survey, to update their expected harvested acreage for corn, cotton, hay, peanuts, sorghum, soybeans, and tobacco. Changes to the harvested area, if any, will be reflected in the October Crop Production report.

Additionally, NASS will review the Farm Service Agency's certified acreage information in early October and updates to planted and harvested acreage for dry edible beans, canola, corn, sorghum, soybeans, and sunflower in all States, if necessary, will be published in the October Crop Production report.








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