Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Department of Agriculture’

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    Corn Counters

    Dec 6, 11 • 198 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Developing Economies, Government, International Trade and Finance, Macroeconomic Measurement, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    To estimate the size of the corn crop, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) hires corn counters. Calculating stalk stats and assessing cob size, they observe 15 foot sections in thousands of fields. Add to that weather predictions, yield trends, and