USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist provides monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports
The World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report is prepared monthly and includes forecasts for U.S. and world wheat, rice, and coarse grains (corn, barley, sorghum, and oats), oilseeds (soybeans, rapeseed, and palm), and cotton. U.S. coverage is extended to sugar, meat, poultry, eggs, and milk. USDA World Agricultural Outlook Board analysts chair the Interagency Commodity Estimates Committees (ICEC), which is comprised of representatives from several key USDA agencies. The nine ICECs – one for each commodity – compile and interpret information from USDA and other domestic and foreign official sources to produce the report. The latest WASDE report is available in TXT and PDF. The 2009 WASDE remaining release dates are June 10, July 10, August 12, September 11, October 9, November 10, and December 10. USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist provides more information about these reports on the Internet.
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