NASS is set to release its next Crop Production report in Sept. The last couple of reports, especially the August 12 Crop Production number, brought debate.AgDay's Betsy Jibben talks with the NASS Chief, Lance Honig.
The industry now knows the findings of the South Dakota crop from the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour. Betsy Jibben traveled along with scouts on one of the SD routes through Lincoln, Turner and Hutchinson counties.
USDA says the area planted for corn is 90 million acres. FSA says prevent plant acres are roughly 11 million for corn. Add the numbers and the industry questions whether farmers intended to plant 101 million corn acres.
USDA says it may be August 12 when farmers finally know how many prevent plant acres are in farm country.
Bill Northey with FSA says the plan is to likely release prevent plant acre reporting that day.