Feral Swine Damage Survey and 4th Cookout Costs More
**The USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service is conducting a Feral Swine Damage survey to measure the costs of damage to crop operations.
www.morningagclips.com reports, in cooperation with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, NASS will reach out to more than 11,000 producers, including over 3,400 producers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.
August 12th is the deadline for the survey.
**U.S. consumers will pay $69.68 for their favorite Independence Day cookout foods, based on a new American Farm Bureau Federation market basket survey.
The overall cost for the cookout is up 17% or about $10 from last year, due to ongoing supply chain disruptions, inflation and the war in Ukraine.
Survey results showed the retail price for two pounds of ground beef at $11.12, up 36%, the largest year-to-year price increase in the survey.
**The International Grains Council raised its outlook for total global grain production in the 2022-2023 marketing year, while also increasing its forecast for ending stockpiles.
Wheat and coarse grain production are now forecast at 2.255 billion metric tons, up from the May prediction of 2.251 billion.
Ending stockpiles are forecast at 583 million metric tons.
Corn production is now expected to be 1.19 billion metric tons, up from 1.184 billion.