Nebraska farmers are looking forward with anticipation to Thursday’s crop report. Lance Honig is Crops Branch Chief of the U-S Department of Agriculture’s Statistics Service and says information from several surveys will be included in this report.
Honig says they surveyed 11,500 farmers on how they believe their crops will yield. He says experts also have gone into the fields to collect samples that will be tested in their St. Louis facility. Data from both sources will be included in the September report.
Honig says their experts are surveying twice as many fields as they did in August to collect data. He says the collected crop maturity information along with measurements and early harvest numbers from 1,900 corn samples from ten states and 1,800 soybean samples from eleven states.
USDA will release that crop report at 11:00 central time Thursday morning.