Feed Grain Outlook

  • May 18, 2018 – Some hope of progress in U.S.–China trade relations today as China announces it is withdrawing its investigation of illegal dumping of grain sorghum by the U.S. Corn planting made good progress last week but lags in the northern Corn Belt.
  • May 10, 2018 – U.S. and world corn stocks to use ratios make a big drop in the 2018/19 marketing year according to the first estimates by USDA.  The season average farm price projection for 2018/19 is $3.80 per bushel, up from $3.40 for the 2017 crop.
  • April 23, 2018 – Corn planting progress was up 2 percent to 5 last week but is still well below normal. Last week’s Cattle on Feed report supportive of growth trends in feed use–on feed up 7 percent compared to year ago, the highest in 6 years.
  • April 16, 2018 – A small increase in corn planting progress last week, +1%. The range for this week of the crop year is 2% to 19%, 6% average. Along with strong corn exports, corn ethanol production and consumption continue to increase 2 to 3% over last year.


Mark Welch
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Economist

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