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World Agricultural Outlook Board

The World Agricultural Outlook Board (WAOB) serves as USDA’s focal point for economic intelligence and the commodity outlook for U.S. and world agriculture. WAOB coordinates, reviews, and approves the monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report as well as long-term Agricultural Baseline Projections. It is also the focal point for analyzing weather-related impacts on agriculture through the Office of the Chief Meteorologist. In addition, the Board is responsible for coordinating the World Agricultural Outlook Forum, USDA’s oldest and largest gathering.