The World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) is prepared and released by the World Agricultural Outlook Board (WAOB). The report is released monthly, and provides annual forecasts for supply and use of U.S. and world wheat, rice, coarse grains, oilseeds, and cotton. The report also covers U.S. supply and use of sugar, meat, poultry eggs and milk, as well as Mexico’s supply and use of sugar. The WAOB chairs the Interagency Commodity Estimates Committees (ICECs), which include analysts from key USDA agencies who compile and interpret information from USDA and other domestic and foreign sources to produce the report. For more information about the WASDE process and data, visit the WASDE FAQs page.
Dr. Gerald (Jerry) Bange passed away on January 13. Dr. Bange enjoyed a distinguished, 43-year career at USDA, including 20 years as Chairperson of the World Agricultural Outlook Board. He joined USDA in 1971 as an agricultural marketing specialist for the Agricultural Research Service. In 1975, he transferred to the Foreign Agricultural Service as an agricultural economist where, in 1981, he became Director of the Foreign Production Estimates Division and later was appointed Deputy Assistant Administrator for International Agricultural Statistics. In October 1983 he transferred to the World Agricultural Outlook Board where he served as Deputy Chairperson until March 1994 when he became Chairperson, the position he held until retirement in May 2014. During his time as WAOB Chairperson, Jerry was a two-time recipient of the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Executive. He oversaw the transition of the WAOB during the digital revolution and a period of great technological change, ensuring that the WAOB maintained its integrity while greatly increasing public access to its information. Under his leadership, USDA’s Agricultural Outlook Forum grew to become the premier annual event that it is today.
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Process for correcting an error in WASDE text or tables: If the WASDE report is reposted to correct an error in the tables or text, the file name (for all four file formats) will be changed to reflect that there is a new version, and an errata statement will be included in the file and posted on the OCE website to describe the change. For example, the name of the December 2019 WASDE is “wasde1219.xxx” If a revision were necessary, the corrected file would be posted as “wasde1219v2.xxx” If another revision was necessary, the next file would be posted as “wasde1219v3.xxx,”etc.
January 2022 WASDE Report (current)
December 2021 WASDE Report (previous)
Consolidated Historical WASDE Report Data 2010- 2022 (Wasde Report data in .CSV format updated each month, the day after the WASDE release)
WASDE Visualization (This visualization is updated each month at 3:00 pm, the day after the WASDE release)
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2022 WASDE Release Dates (12:00pm ET)
Jan 12, Feb 9, Mar 9, Apr 8, May 12, Jun 10, Jul 12, Aug 12, Sep 12, Oct 12, Nov 9, and Dec 9