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USDA to Leave Harvested Acres Unchanged
Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor
Tue Oct 23, 2012 01:46 PM CDT

CHICAGO (DTN) -- USDA won't update its harvested acreage estimate until the January crop report, NASS statistics director Joe Prusacki explained to attendees at USDA's data users meeting Tuesday.

In the October crop production report, USDA increased planted and harvested acres for corn, which resulted in a net gain of 300,000 harvested corn acres.

Many watching the report had expected that USDA would cut harvested acreage, reflecting the scorching drought that kept some fields from pollinating.

However, Prusacki explained to DTN that NASS' surveys didn't give them enough information to make that change in the October crop production report. NASS ...

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