Mississippi Gulf Grain Inspections Continue to Increase
Total inspections of grain for export reached 2 MMT
For the week ending October 3, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions reached 2 million metric tons (MMT).
According to the USDA Grain Transportation Report, inspections were down 1% from the previous week, down 22% from last year, and 27% below the 3-year average.
Mississippi Gulf grain inspections continued to increase, rising 13% from the previous week.
Inspections in the Pacific Northwest (PNW), however, decreased 30% primarily because of lower corn inspections.
Overall, inspections of wheat dropped 23%t from week to week, but inspections of corn and soybeans increased 11% and 5%.