In a meeting with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring outlined concern with the surveys conducted by the National Agricultural Statistics Service. “I filled mine out recently and I noticed that when I got to the area under corn, I still had almost 1,000 acres standing and there was no box for me to record unharvested acres. It was a box that had me identify what I intend to harvest and my potential production; that is assuming a lot when we don’t know what the losses could be.” Goehring says it will be well into 2020 before the production and ending stocks from this past year known. While representing the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, Goehring also met with EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and discussed the Renewable Fuel Standard and small refinery waivers.
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