USDA to end embargoed release of data

WASHINGTON, July 10 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture will no longer release data under embargo to media beginning on Aug. 1, officials said on Tuesday.

The department said it was changing its policy and would only release data live on its website starting next month.

The USDA said there would be no changes to procedures in July. It said the Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates scheduled for release on Thursday, July 12, at noon (1600 GMT) would be available under embargo to the press as per usual. (Washington newsroom; editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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