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Demand for Corn, Soybeans Shrinking

U.S. soybean crop has both a yield and quality problem

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Despite all the problems that challenged the corn crop this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates corn production to total 13.8 billion bushels, reports AgriNews.

While supplies have shrunk a bit, demand may be shrinking even faster, said Chad Hart, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach grain marketing specialist, during the Tri-State Agricultural Lender’s Seminar.

However, six to seven months from now, Hart expects the feed and ethanol usage numbers to be larger.

The scenario for soybeans is similar; crop production is shrinking, but the concern is that demand won’t keep up.

The U.S. soybean crop has both a yield and quality problem, Hart said.

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