USDA Plans for More Crop Surveys

More extensive acreage surveys to be conducted in July.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service is conducting surveys in flood affected areas this week to get updated information for next Monday's acreage report. The original surveys were conducted before the severe flooding of the past week. Carol House with NASS says the information will still be somewhat spotty as many farmers aren't sure what they will be able to do.

"We intend to then go back in July and do a more comprehensive acreage update," House says. "Making sure we understand what is going on in terms of any replanting that might have been done and then what the acreage is that is standing for harvest."

That information along with surveys of farmers nationally will be put together for a first look at U.S. crop production based on actual surveys that will be released on August 12.

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