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DTN Editors' Notebook
Cheri Zagurski DTN Managing Editor
Tue Jun 23, 2015 03:58 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- With USDA's June acreage report due next Tuesday, there has been a lot of talk in the newsroom about prevented planting, drowned-out acres, fertilizer deficiencies and what the report will or won't show us June 30.

The numbers in the acreage report are derived from survey information gathered mostly in the first two weeks of June. That data is massaged by government analysts, or as USDA puts it on the NASS website "National, regional, state, and grower reported data were reviewed for reasonableness and consistency with historical estimates. Each regional office submits their analysis of the current ...

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