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Study suggests changes to improve accuracy of USDA reports

A study looking into the ac­­curacy of U.S. Department of Ag­­ri­­culture (USDA) crop reports found little to criticize, but offered recommendations to improve the reports and enhance the understanding of how the crop estimates are reached.

The USDA asked University of Illinois ag economists to evaluate the accuracy of its crop production and supply-demand reports following many...




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