USDA re-rates corn and soybeans, wheat is up next


The U.S. Department of Agriculture takes the time occasionally to go back and looks at how they rate different crops and what has occurred in the past years weather-wise throughout the country.

Michael Scuse, Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, says that this year they conducted a study over the crops, then sent it out for independent expert peer review to make sure that everyone was comfortable with the study.

As a result, USDA recently re-rated soybean and corn crops. Scuse outlines the results of the study.


Scuse says up next,  wheat and cotton will be up for review, followed by rice, sorghum, potatoes and apples.

He says that they hope to have study completed and the re-rating for wheat available for the 20-13 crop year.