Update: Due to the low number of sign-ups, this year's USDA Reports trip has been cancelled.
Hosted by Kansas Farm Bureau, the USDA Reports Trip to Washington D.C., is a three-day excursion (Aug. 10-12) tracing the development and release of USDA Crop Reports.
Beginning in Northeast Kansas, the group will hear from Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service statisticians regarding survey methods and data collection processes, along with a demonstration of how “Objective Yield” measurements are made. The group will then fly together out of Kansas City, spend two nights in Washington DC and observe the August “USDA Lock Up," and monthly report to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture regarding U.S. crop production and world supply and demand.
Several educational tours are also scheduled including a tour of AFBF Headquarters and updates from AFBF staff.
Registration begins at noon CST, on Mon., April 4, and is open until May 31 or when all ten spots are filled and registration fees paid.