|Agricultural statistics refer to the assessment of sown areas, the production estimate or forecast for major crop zones, and the estimated quality of the crop, which decides the price.|
This information is quantified but not necessarily localised. It is of interest to governments (USDA), regional (E.U.) or international (FAO) political authorities and to the agricultural and food industries (primary processing companies such as ConAgra in the USA or end processing companies such as Heineken, Heinz, etc.), and traders (Cargill, ADM, Dreyfus, etc.).