Posted 2/8/2019 13:53 (#7306665 - in reply to #7306626) Subject: RE: Did this report show we don't need USDA reports?
SoDak Farms - 2/8/2019 14:24
The problem is the private’s have a lack of confidence. Their early guesses were close to final, but when the USDA came out at 182, they fell in line very quickly.
That doesn’t give me much confidence in them either.
Your right on there! Remember the week of the Pro farmer tour as they put out reports state by state? Their final number should have been well below USDA, but alas, as I recall they came in just under the government. I remember thinking to myself, "Why go through the whole process, if your not gonna trust your own numbers enough to use them?" Maybe as a few have pointed out on here, it's just a great excuse for a bunch of people to get together and drink beer every evening??? lol