Counting crops with USDA
By: Jeff Caldwell
Get an inside look at how USDA-NASS collects field data for its monthly Crop Production reports.
Though USDA's October Crop Production report is typically only considered a starting point or trigger for a lot of market activity, it's also the culmination of a lot of work around corn and soybean country. Late last month, USDA-NASS staff let me tag along while they took ear and pod counts for the upcoming report.