ever wonder how the USDA does the August numbers?
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Started by mcfarm - Aug. 11, 2019, 11:38 a.m.


good interview with the main numbers guy and explanations.....troubling to this producer just how many times he uses the words....ordinary, usual, expected, happens ever year.....there is not one thing normal about this growing season over much of the corn belt

By metmike - Aug. 11, 2019, 11:47 a.m.
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Sounds like a great interview mcfarm but that link doesn't work.

By mcfarm - Aug. 11, 2019, 12:05 p.m.
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MM, the way it works here is to click the Todd Gleason twitter link and then click the interview link on Gleason's page

By metmike - Aug. 11, 2019, 12:23 p.m.
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Thanks, actually its working now.

Before it just said unavailable.

By metmike - Aug. 11, 2019, 12:39 p.m.
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Great interview mcfarm! 

Thanks for passing it on.

I gather from this interview that there will be massive amounts of planted acres that go away.

The last report was for INTENDED acreas in early June, BEFORE those producers made the decision to NOT plant.

This report has resurveyed all those acres to verify ACTUAL acres, so the difference, INTENDED acres- ACTUAL acres is going to be pretty large....in my opinion.

By silverspiker - Aug. 12, 2019, 3:22 a.m.
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.... by popping 392and 1/4 kernels at Xmas  /?    .