ASB Notice

NASS to Re-Survey Operators with Unharvested Small Grains

Issued September 30, 2014 by the Agricultural Statistics Board of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service. For more information contact Lance Honig at (202) 720-2127 or lance.honig@nass.usda.gov.

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will re-contact small grain growers in eight states who reported unharvested acreage in the survey NASS conducted earlier this month. Operators will be asked to verify and update, if necessary, the acreage, yield, and production for barley, oats, Durum wheat and other spring wheat.

If the responses received result in changes to the current estimates, NASS will publish updated acreage, yield, production and stocks in the November 10 Crop Production report.

When NASS surveyed producers during the first half of September, there were significant unharvested crop areas reported due to delays in this year’s harvest. Unharvested areas of crops were reported in the following states:

  • Barley: Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming
  • Oats: Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming
  • Durum wheat: Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota
  • Other spring wheat: Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Utah

Unharvested area and expected production is included in the estimates published on September 30.

NASS will recontact only survey respondents who previously reported unharvested acreage in the eight states identified. As a result of this re-surveying effort, NASS may release updated estimates for small grains in its November 10 Crop Production report. Stocks estimates are also subject to review since unharvested production is included in the estimate of on-farm stocks.

All NASS reports are available online at www.nass.usda.gov.

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