Public Comment Period started for Statistical Reports

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting public comment now through July 9, 2012 as part of its review of release times and procedures for several major statistical reports.  Due to recent changes in market hours by major commodity exchanges, the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and the World Agricultural Outlook Board (WAOB) – The USDA entities responsible for the reports — are reviewing release times and procedures of the following statistical reports:

  • World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates,
  • Acreage,
  • Cattle,
  • Cattle on Feed,
  • Crop Production,
  • Grain Stocks,
  • Prospective Plantings,
  • Quarterly Hogs and Pigs,
  • Small Grain Summary

The current USDA release times of 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. ET will remain in effect until further notice.

You can submit your comments directly to the National Ag Statistics Service at

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