WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2013 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture today reminds data users that the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and World Agricultural Outlook Board (WAOB) will begin issuing several major USDA statistical reports at 12:00 p.m. EDT beginning on Friday, January 11, 2013.

USDA previously released these crop reports at 8:30 a.m. EDT.

USDA statistical reports with the noon release time are: World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE), Acreage, Crop Production, Grain Stocks, Prospective Plantings, and Small Grains Summary. The time for livestock reports currently released at 3:00 p.m. will not change.

An announcement about the change in time was originally made on September 19, 2012.



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