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