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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-29-2013, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone believe the USDA reports?

It seems to me with all the problems everyone has had getting a crop in this spring that raising the corn acres and having record bean acres is a bunch of bull. Am I only hearing about the bad and most of the country is actually in pretty good shape. Where I'm at nothing ever gets laid out but this year it's everywhere. Haven't seen this since the 80's when there was mandatory set aside acres. What does everyone else think?

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Mate i have been wondering the same thing and talking to friends about this - they where predicting record world wide production and most of Australia hadnt even had rain and canada was wet and had late snow - same in the US and some frost damage. The body who does this in australia does the same thing every year as well (and get caught out most years). I have no idea off there reasoning ??

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The worst thing about these "projections" or "reports" from the likes of USDA, ABARE etc. is that they are misused, or at the very least, misinterpreted & that misinterpreted information is to the detriment of the growers.
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I think that these numbers were still planting INTENTIONS were they not? They weren't actually what did get planted as they were compiled in the beginning of June. As I understand it, the next report is supposed to have actual seeded acres in the ground correct?

That being said, I don't trust their numbers and I don't think they'll get the next survey right either

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usda is a total waste, just as most of the USA 's government departments. WHY would you ever TRUST the government ? **** our so-called leader is a corrupt worthless liar , why would any other department be any different ? usda is full of s**t, bunch of padding of the real numbers is all we get from that bunch . government workers are a lot like those worthless union workers NOT WORTH THEIR SALT .
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its bs, not even worth talking about.
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Used toilet paper has more value than USDA crop reports! I feel the same about market analysts that write for farm publications.
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Used toilet paper has more value than USDA crop reports!.
But that used toilet paper (reports) has more potential "stink & stain" on the market than careful, informed, hands-on observations ever have.
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I share the frustration, but it's what we have got!

Question to our North American friends. Would it be fair to say that whilst there has been too much rain in places like Iowa, and not enough in places like Texas, there is a fair bit in between which is going OK?

As a farmer from a marginal area, in my experience, sometimes when the good country is too wet, we are just right. Does the same apply this season in the US?
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USDA is corrupt. Their priority is cheep food for the masses. Stats are spun in that direction.

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