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Report Descriptions

Prospective Plantings

This ASCII text file 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, tobacco.

Crop Progress

This full text file 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 corrections in the Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin.

Crop Production

This file contains crop production data for the U.S., including acreage, area harvested, yield, etc.

Supply And Demand Estimates

This full-text monthly report 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.

Grain Stocks

This full-text report, issued four times yearly, contains stocks of all wheat, durum wheat, corn, sorghum, oats, barley, soybeans, flaxseed, canola, rapeseed, rye, sunflower, safflower, mustard seed, by States and U.S. and by position (on-farm or off-farm storage); includes number and capacity of off-farm storage facilities and capacity of on-farm storage facilities.

Weekly Export Sales

Weekly export sales reports serve as a timely early warning system on the possible impact of agricultural obligations on U.S. supplies and prices. The data can be used, for example, to assess the level of export demand, to determine where markets exist, and to assess the relative position of different commodities in those markets.

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Rice Stocks

This quarterly full-text report presents the most current estimates of rough and milled rice stocks by position (on and off farms) and by states and U.S.; stocks by length of grain classes for six major producing states (Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Texas).

Cattle On Feed

This file contains the monthly total number of cattle and calves on feed, placements, marketings, and other disappearance; by class and feedlot capacity for selected states; number of feedlots and fed cattle marketings by size groups for selected states.

Hog And Pigs

This full-text report, issued four times yearly, presents data on the U.S. pig crop for 16 major states and the U.S., including inventory number by class, weight group, and value of hogs and pigs, farrowings, farrowing intentions. Also includes the number of operations keeping hogs, the number of hog operations and percent of inventory by size groups.

Livestock Slaughter

This monthly full-text file contains the number of head, live weight, dressed weight of cattle, calves, sheep, lambs, hogs and pigs slaughtered in commercial plants and number by class in federally inspected plants by states; red meat production by species by states and U.S.