Current Grain Reports
The USDA Crop Progress, Crop Production and acreage reports provide a snapshot of U.S. grain market production. The World Agriculture Supply and Demand reports provide global information on global grain and fiber production as well as the global grain consumption patterns that have changed so much over the last ten years. Using these two groups of reports traders can accurately asses the the fundamental equation of supply and demand within the agricultural markets.
Crop Progress - This full text file from National Agricultural Statistics Service contains reports, issued weekly during the growing season, listing planting, fruiting, and harvesting progress and overall condition of selected crops in major producing states. The data, summarized by crop and by state, are republished along with any revisions in the Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin.
Crop Production - This file from National Agricultural Statistics Service contains crop production data for the U.S., including acreage, area harvested, yield, etc.
World Agriculture Supply & Deman Estimates
World Agriculture Supply & Demand Estimates - This full-text monthly report from USDA provides the most current USDA forecasts of U.S. and world supply-use balances of major grains, soybeans and products, and cotton; and U.S. supply and use of sugar and livestock products.
Acreage - This full-text report from USDA presents acreage by planted and/or harvested areas by state for corn, soybeans, wheat, oats, barley, rye, sorghum, rice, peanuts, sunflower, flaxseed, canola, rapeseed, safflower, mustard seed, cotton, dry beans, potatoes, sweet potatoes, sugarbeets, alfalfa hay, hay, tobacco, sugarcane. Starting in 2000 genetically modified plants are reported.
Prospective Plantings - This ASCII text file from USDA reports the expected plantings as of March 1 for corn, all wheat, winter wheat, durum wheat, other spring wheat, oats, barley, flaxseed, cotton, rice by length of grain classes, all sorghum, sweet potatoes, dry edible beans, soybeans, sunflower, peanuts, and sugarbeets; acreage for harvest of oats, hay, and tobacco.
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