In late June, the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service announced they would re-survey U.S. crop acres. With the much-anticipated USDA crop production report less than one week away, USDA NASS Crops Branch Chief Lance Honig explains how the re-survey data is being collected. “We went back to 14 states to look at corn and soybeans for our area base survey. We re-visited every field we had identified that still had acres to be planted,” says Honig. “We went back in July and found out what happened.” Honig says the later the crop is, the more challenging it can be to gather data. The updated acreage data will be based on a few things including the surveys, satellite information and conditions as of August 1. University of Illinois Extension media communications specialist Todd Gleason contributed to this report.