New relationship for NASS, FSA reports

New relationship for NASS, FSA reports

Acreage differences in NASS and FSA reports are larger than in recent history.

THE U.S. Department of Agriculture's estimates of 2014 crop production as well as Dec. 1, 2014, grain stocks — both released on Jan. 12 — revealed some potentially important issues for the corn and soybean markets, according to University of Illinois agricultural economist Darrel Good.

First, he explained that the differences between planted acreage estimates made by USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and planted acreage reporte

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