The USDA’s Foreign Ag Serves will temporarily suspend Weekly Export Sales reports temporarily as it works to resolve issues with its new system. In a release on Wednesday, Administrator Daniel Whitley said FAS will revert to the legacy system while the department works to correct the issues. Weekly reports will not be published on Thursday, September 1 or Friday, September 9, but are expected to resume Thursday, September 15.
During the launch of the new system last week, FAS encountered challenges that compromised the data quality. The department retracted the weekly export sales information and pulled the system offline.