One of the problems with incomplete data, he said, is that some enumerators weren't able to complete final visits to sample farms before they were harvested. He said one problem could be that many samples in western Ohio or southern Illinois, for example, are long gone.
"It's kind of an interesting exercise to go through to see what you have and you can see what is going to play out of it," he said. "We want to make sure what we get is representative."
For FSA acreage numbers, Prusacki said NASS will use most recent data available – likely based on the poll information scheduled for completion November 4. He suggested that any acreage adjustments should be accurate.
Though many reports are cancelled, producers and traders can expect to see the next Cattle on Feed Report on October 31 and the WASDE on November 8. As for crop progress reports, Prusacki says they will come out as scheduled on Monday.
"We were able to give instructions to our regional offices late [Thursday] afternoon so they can … get the notifications to their reporters out there that we plan to have a crop progress report on the 21st," Prusacki said.
Also on schedule is the UDSA Data Users' Meeting today in Chicago.
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