ASB Notice

NASS to Re-Survey Operators in South Carolina<

Issued January 21, 2016 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) may release updated acreage, yield, and production estimates for cotton, peanuts, and soybeans as well as stocks estimates for soybeans in the March 9 Crop Production report. Previous estimates included in the Crop Production 2015 Summary and Grain Stocks released on January 12 were based on a sample of producers growing crops this past year.

When South Carolina producers were surveyed there was significant unharvested acreage of cotton, peanuts, and soybeans due to excessively wet conditions. The unharvested area and expected production were included in the totals released on January 12.

NASS will re-contact respondents who previously reported acreage for these crops. If the newly collected data justifies any changes, NASS will update the January 12 estimates in the March 9 report. Stocks estimates for soybeans are also subject to review since unharvested production is included in the estimate of on-farm stocks.

The March 9 Crop Production report will be published at 12 Noon ET. County level soybean estimates for South Carolina will also be published to the NASS QuickStats database after 3:00 p.m. ET on March 9.

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

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