Feed Grain Outlook

  • February 8, 2018 – Today’s WASDE made no changes to US corn supplies but raised corn exports by 125 million bushels. World corn supplies are down on a smaller projected crop out of Argentina. Sorghum exports have been strong but China has raised anti-dumping concerns with the US.
  • January 22, 2018 – In the January WASDE, USDA raised the already record setting corn yield of 175.4 bushels per acre to 176.6, the second year in a row of a yield 6 percent above trend.
  • December 15, 2017 – Only minor changes to feed grain balance sheets in the December WASDE. Corn domestic use was higher on increased production of ethanol and sorghum exports were up on strength in export sales commitments.
  • December 1, 2017 – Acreage projections for 2018 in USDA’s Long-range Agricultural Projections released this week point to an increase in acres for corn and sorghum and a decrease for wheat. Price projections are up slightly for feed grains and steady for wheat.

 

Mark Welch
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Economist

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