Market News & Headlines >> USDA to Update Acreage in September Crop Report

USDA’s statistical division will review planted and harvested acreage data for the U.S. corn, sorghum, soybean, and sugarbeet crops, and adjust its estimates as needed, in its Sept. 10 monthly Crop Production report, a month earlier than usual, the agency said on Wednesday.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) normally adjusts its acreage estimates for these crops in its October report, but said its data was "sufficiently complete" this year to make the adjustments in September. NASS will also review acreage estimates for cotton, peanuts, and rice in the September report, as it normally does.

In October, NASS will again review acreage for corn, sorghum, soybeans, and sugarbeets, as well as for canola, dry edible beans, and sunflowers, the agency said in a news release.

It is normal practice for NASS to reconcile its acreage estimates with data collected by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) on acreage enrolled in USDA crop programs. FSA is due to release its latest data on program acreage on Sept. 10.