The U.S. Department of Agriculture will delay publication of its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE)  report.  The monthly report will not be released on January 11, 2019 as scheduled because of the partial government shutdown, USDA said today.  Other National Agricultural Statistics Service reports will also be delayed.

If the agency’s employees remain furloughed amid the government shutdown, the reports will be delayed until funding is received.  In that case, USDA would notify stakeholders and the public of a new publication date after USDA funding resumes.

USDA said in a statement today, that due to a lapse in federal funding, work on national Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and Office of the Chief Economist, World Agricultural Outlook Board reports have been suspended since December 22, 2018 and remain suspended.

Given the lead time required for the analysis and compilation of Crop Production, Crop Production-Annual World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE), Grain Stocks, Rice Stocks, Winter Wheat and Canola Seedings and Cotton Grinnings reports, those reports will not be released on January 11, 2019 as originally scheduled even if funding is restored before that date.  That date of all NASS and OCE-WAOB releases will be determined and made public once funding has been resorted, USDA said.