Feed Grain Outlook

  • June 12, 2020 – The only changes to the new crop U.S. corn balance sheet in the June WASDE came from adjustments to old crop numbers: production down 46 million bushels and fuel use down 50 million bushels. Corn planting is 97 complete and crop condition ratings are above normal.
  • June 5, 2020 – U.S. corn planting is nearing completion at an average pace. The early season corn crop condition index is running just above the long-term average for early June. The grain use discussion this week focuses on the ethanol market.
  • May 29, 2020 – U.S. corn planting is continuing along a normal pace and the first corn crop condition rating of the 2020 growing season was near normal as well. The focus of the grain use section in today’s newsletter is exports.
  • May 22, 2020 – Corn planting in the U.S. is progressing at a normal pace. Attention will soon turn to weekly crop condition reports. The focus of today’s Grain Use section is on the livestock and poultry industries: Broiler Placements, Cattle on Feed, and livestock slaughter numbers.


Mark Welch
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Economist

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College Station, Texas 77843
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