WASHINGTON — USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will publish information in the Nov. 8 Crop Production report that was originally scheduled for release in the October report.
NASS canceled the October Crop Production report due to the federal government shutdown.
As in past years, the November Crop Production report will include: indicated area harvested, yield and production forecasts as of Nov. 1 for corn for grain, cotton, rice, sorghum for grain, soybeans for beans, peanuts for nuts, sugarbeets and sugarcane for sugar and seed; indicated cottonseed production; and other data.
Also included in the report is objective survey data for selected states which include, corn plant population, number of ears, row width distribution and percent of samples processed in the lab; and soybean row width distribution, number of pods with beans per 18 square feet and percent of samples processed in the lab.
Forecasts for several crops originally scheduled for release in October will not be included in the November report.
These include harvested area, yield and production forecasts for hay and tobacco, as well as yield and production forecasts for canola, dry edible beans, and sunflowers.
Estimates for these crops will be included in the 2013 Annual Crop Production report scheduled for release in January 2014.