USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service has scouts in the field and talking with farmers, gathering data for next week’s crop report. NASS Crops Branch Chief Lance Honig says the August report is the first survey-based report of the season. “Certainly since we are a little bit further ahead, they are going to be taking counts and measurements maybe a little bit more advanced than what you have in a year. Whether it’s an objective yield count and measurement work that we’re doing, or even when you reach out to the farmers, the further along the crop is maybe that gives you just a little bit better idea of what those yields are going to be looking like.” USDA’s August crop report will be released Friday, August 10.
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