It’s something producers have been waiting on for two months. USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service reported its first survey-based 2015 acreage estimates for all of the U.S. crops on Tuesday, June 30.
Today, July 1, farmers can get an up-to-date analysis of the acreage numbers by logging on at 2 p.m. for a webinar – Analysis of USDA’s Acreage and Stocks Reports – which will be hosted by the University of Arkansas Extension Service.
Presenters for the webinar will be Eugene Young, regional deputy director, USDA-NASS, Delta Regional Office, who will be speaking on NASS Acreage and Rice and Grain Stocks, and Bryce Knorr, senior grain market analyst for Farm Futures magazine who will be providing an analysis of the summer grain markets.
To register for the webinar, the latest in the Arkansas Extension Service’s Food and Agribusiness series, go to: Analysis of USDA’s Acreage and Stocks Reports.
Moderating the webinar will be Bobby Coats, professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness at the University of Arkansas and the originator of the webinar series.
Young is a native Arkansan, raised on a broiler and cow/calf operation in Black Springs, Ark., located in southern Montgomery County. He received his bachelor of science and master of science degrees in agricultural business from the University of Arkansas.
He joined the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in 1990 as an agricultural statistician working in the Arkansas field office. From there, he moved to the North Carolina field office before moving to Washington, D.C. to work in NASS Headquarters for four years.
He returned to the Arkansas field office in 2004, and, in 2010, he was promoted to Arkansas field office deputy director. In 2013, with NASS moving to a regional field office structure, he was promoted to regional deputy director in charge of the estimation program for the Delta Regional office serving Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
Knorr first joined Farm Futures in 1987. In addition to analyzing and writing about the commodity markets, he is a former futures broker and is a registered Commodity Trading Adviser.
He conducts Farm Futures exclusive surveys on acreage, production and management issues and is one of the analysts regularly contracted by business wire services before major USDA crop reports. Besides the Morning Call onwww.FarmFutures.com, he writes weekly reviews for corn, soybeans, and wheat that include selling price targets, charts and seasonal trends.
His other weekly reviews on basis, energy, fertilizer and financial markets and feature price forecasts for key crop inputs. A journalist with 38 years of experience, he received the Master Writers Award from the American Agricultural Editors Association.
Farm Futures is a member of the Penton Agriculture Group along with the Farm Press Publications, Delta, Southeast, Southwest and Western Farm Press.