January 14, 2015 |
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USGC Corn Harvest Quality Report Highlights High-Quality, Record Crop

Most samples would grade No. 1 based on the four grading factors

USGC Corn Harvest Quality Report Highlights High-Quality, Record Crop

This week’s Chart of Note illustrates the high quality of U.S. corn at harvest demonstrated in the U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC) 2014/2015 Corn Harvest Quality Report. According to this analysis, most samples from the 2014 U.S. corn crop would grade No. 1 based on the four grading factors of test weight, broken corn and foreign material (BCFM), total damage and heat damage. 

For example, the chart shows that 77.4 percent of samples met or exceeded the test weight limit for No. 1 grade corn (56.0 pounds/bushel). In fact, the aggregate average test weight for all samples was 57.6 pounds/bushel, indicating good kernel filling and maturation for the entire crop. 

For more commentary on these traits and others, please view the full 2014/2015 Corn Harvest Quality Report online here.

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