Feed Grain Outlook

  • May 24, 2024 – The grain use section this week focuses on the feed category with inventory updates for cattle and poultry. The next Hogs and Pigs report is June 27.
  • May 17, 2024 – U.S. corn planting reached 49% on May 12. Though the planting pace has fallen below normal, corn emergence is slightly ahead: 23% emerged, 21% average. The drought situation in the North Central region improved with the 2024 drought severity index below the 10-year average.
  • May 10, 2024 – First official estimates of the 2024/25 marketing year in today’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.
  • May 7, 2024 – The U.S. corn planting pace slowed down this week and drought conditions improved. As of May 5, USDA reports 36% of the U.S. corn crop was in the ground. The area of the North Central Region under drought is below 40% for the first time since June 14, 2022.


Mark Welch
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Economist

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