ASB Notice

NASS Reschedules Newest Current Agricultural Industrial Report

Issued July 29, 2015 by the Agricultural Statistics Board of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service. For more information contact Sue King at (202) 690-8122 or sue.king@nass.usda.gov.

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service is rescheduling release of its first Fats and Oils: Oilseed Crushings, Production, Consumption and Stocks report. This Current Agricultural Industrial Report (CAIR), originally scheduled for release on Monday, August 3 at 3:00 p.m. ET, will now be released on October 1, at 3:00 p.m. ET. The October 1 report will contain data for the months of May-August to include: monthly crush and production of crude oil for selected States and the U.S.; U.S. production and consumption of selected fats and oils products for edible and inedible uses; and U.S. end of month stocks for selected fats and oils.

NASS will release the other CAIR reports – Cotton System Consumption and Stocks, Flour Milling Products, and Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production – as scheduled on Monday, August 3 at 3:00 p.m. ET.

NASS has not received adequate response to its survey of the fats and oils sector to produce accurate official statistics for the Fats and Oils: Oilseed Crushings, Production, Consumption and Stocks report. The agency thanks those who have completed their surveys and will continue to work with non-respondents to obtain the response needed to produce high quality statistics for the benefit of agriculture.

Congress authorized and appropriated funds for NASS to administer the CAIR program. These reports, previously published by the U.S. Census Bureau, but not available since 2012, are crucial to U.S. economic policy. They help related industries analyze markets, forecast, and make important business decisions.

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

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