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USDA to release long-term agricultural projections

USDA to release long-term agricultural projections

The U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will release new 10-year agricultural projections Feb. 14 at 12:00 noon EST. The “USDA Agricultural Projections to 2020” report will be released on the Office of the Chief Economist Web site at www.usda.gov/oce. USDA publishes the projections each year in February.

The U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will release new 10-year agricultural projections Feb. 14 at 12:00 noon EST.   The “USDA Agricultural Projections to 2020” report will be released on the Office of the Chief Economist Web site at www.usda.gov/oce.  USDA publishes the projections each year in February.

The long-term projections are developed by interagency committees in USDA, with the Economic Research Service (ERS) having the lead role in the preparation of the report. The new projections cover crop and livestock commodities, agricultural trade and aggregate indicators such as farm income, and food prices through 2020. The projections do not represent a USDA forecast, but a conditional, long-run scenario based on specific assumptions about farm policy, weather, the economy and international developments. Provisions of the 2008 Farm Act are incorporated into the projections and are assumed to remain in effect through 2020. Normal weather also is assumed throughout the projection period.

Background on USDA’s long-term projections and past issues of the report are available on the ERS Web site at www.ers.usda.gov/briefing/projections.

The report will be available in printed form on Feb. 24-25 at USDA’s 2011 Agricultural Outlook Forum in Arlington, Va. (Conference details are found at: www.usda.gov/oce/forum).  Copies also can be ordered from the National Technical Information Service at www.ntis.gov or 1-800-999-6779.  Request document OCE-2011-1.

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