WASHINGTON — The USDA announced Thursday that the National Agricultural Statistics Service and World Agricultural Outlook Board have canceled or postponed publication of selected statistical reports affected by the lapse in federal funding.
Crop Production and Cotton Ginnings reports. and the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates scheduled for Oct. 11 are canceled. Crop Progress reports scheduled for Oct. 7 and 15 are canceled. NASS’s Cattle on Feed and Peanut Prices reports scheduled for Oct. 18 have been postponed.
Although the lapse in federal funding has ended, NASS has not been able to do the necessary data collection and analysis over the past few weeks. NASS is assessing its data collection plans and evaluating the timing of future reports.