Feed Grain Outlook

  • July 25, 2021 – Last Monday’s Crop Report showed just over half of the U.S. corn crop in the moisture and temperature sensitive silking stage (56%), the corn condition index held steady, right at the long-term average. Sorghum condition ratings are still some of the best of the last 4 years.
  • July 16, 2021 – U.S. and world ending stocks for corn in the 2021/2022 marketing year were revised higher in the July WASDE this week. The corn crop condition index improved this week but many areas hit by drought look to miss out on rain the next several days.
  • June 30, 2021 – Compared to the March Prospective Plantings report, corn acres for 2021 were up 1.5 million in today’s Acreage report from USDA. The average trade guess had acres up closer to 3 million. Corn stocks about as expected. Futures went limit up on the release of these numbers.
  • June 24, 2021 – The U.S. corn crop condition index slipped to just below the long-term average for this week of the growing season. Next week’s Crop Progress report will include a percentage of corn that has reached the moisture and temperature sensitive silking stage.


Mark Welch
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Economist

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