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USDA to move corn, soy acreage adjustments to Sept report permanently

CHICAGO, Nov 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will permanently include updated acreage estimates for corn, soybeans, sorghum and sugarbeets in its monthly U.S. crop production reports every September, a month earlier than in most prior years, an official with the agency's statistical arm said on Tuesday.

Before 2021, the USDA published acreage updates for those crops in its October reports. But for the last two years, the government said its data was "sufficiently complete" to include in its September editions.

The USDA will continue with the September acreage revisions going forward, Lance Honig with the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service said in an online USDA data meeting on Tuesday.

The USDA will not release acreage adjustments for those crops in October or November, unless unusual circumstances, such as a weather event, require revisions, Honig said. (Reporting by Julie Ingwersen; Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)

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