Feed Grain Outlook

  • May 10, 2022 – Planting progress for the 2022 U.S. corn crop continues to lag the normal pace. Drought conditions in the North Central Region have improved over the last couple of months. Feed grain export sales remain on track to reach current targets.
  • April 29, 2022 – The planting pace of U.S. corn is lagging the long-term average. The drought severity index for the North Central Region is still above average but improved compared to last week and last year. Another strong week for corn export sales.
  • April 22, 2022 – As of 4/17, 4 percent of the 2022 U.S. corn crop was planted, 2 percent below average. None of the “I” states reported any corn in the ground. The IGC raised its world corn production number for 21/22 but dialed that back for 22/23 due to the conflict in the Black Sea region.
  • April 13, 2022 – U.S. corn for fuel use may get a boost with the availability E15 gasoline, previously banned for sale from June to September. The fighting in Ukraine continues, shifting focus to disputed areas in the east. December 2022 corn futures set another new contract high today.


Mark Welch
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Economist

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