Grain Inspections Continue to Fall but Corn Increases
Total inspections of grain for export reached 2.14 MMT
For the week ending December 5, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions reached 2.14 million metric tons (MMT).
Total grain inspections were down 12% from the previous week, down 6% from last year, and down 28% from the 3-year average.
From the previous week, inspections of wheat and soybeans decreased 6% and 19%, respectively, but corn inspections increased 9%.
Pacific Northwest (PNW) grain inspections were unchanged from the past week, but inspections of grain in the Mississippi Gulf decreased 24% mainly as a result of a 32% drop in soybean inspections.
Information supplied by USDA Grain Transportation Report.