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Jerry Gulke DTN Columnist
Mon Feb 23, 2015 01:18 PM CST

The USDA Annual Outlook Forum always contains some interesting data. This year was no different. It is important to remember comments and analysis by USDA are basically based on the revised baseline outlook released by the congressional budget office in January and based on economic conditions in November. So the pundits can have a full shot at any scenario made by the USDA Economic Department, now under temporary leadership of Acting Chief Economist Robert Johansson. The previous economist recently resigned.

There wasn't much in Johansson's remarks we didn't already know except the thoughts that soybean acres would be significantly lower ...

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