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USDA Considers Recommendations
Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor
Wed Jan 22, 2014 05:18 PM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- Some of the recommendations on how USDA can improve its statistics will be easier to implement than others, USDA's top economist said, referring to a recent study by a group of Illinois ag economists.

The easiest: Congress' recently passed budget included funding for the National Agricultural Statistics Service to resume industrial reports on soybean crush, corn and wheat grind, USDA Chief Economist Joseph Glauber told DTN in a telephone interview Wednesday afternoon.

Last week, three professors -- University of Illinois' Darrel Good and Scott Irwin and Southern Illinois University's Dwight Sanders -- released their evaluation and recommendations ...

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