Market News & Headlines >> NASS Sets Resurvey of Some Corn, Soy Producers

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announced on Tuesday that later this month it will resurvey producers in Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin who previously reported unharvested corn and/or soybean acreage. 

If the newly collected data justifies any changes, NASS will update the Jan. 10 crop estimates in its May 12 Crop Production report, the agency said in a notice on its website. Quarterly Grain Stocks estimates are also subject to review since unharvested production is included in the estimate of on-farm stocks, NASS noted.  

When NASS surveyed producers in December for the Crop Production 2019 Summary, there was significant unharvested acreage of corn in Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin; and unharvested soybean acreage in Michigan, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.  

The unharvested area and expected production were included in the totals released on Jan. 10.  However, in January, NASS announced plans to re-survey producers because it was unclear when they would be able to complete harvest. NASS said it could not set a re-survey date until now. Because there is significant acreage still standing for harvest in North Dakota, producers in that state will be contacted at a later date.