WASDE: Corn yield lowered to 167 bpa

In the Nov. 8 WASDE report, corn yield was lowered to 167.0 bushels per acre (bpa), down 1.4 bpa from the October report. Harvested acreage was unchanged at 81.9 million acres despite weather causing moderate fieldwork disruptions this past month. Accordingly, estimated corn production [...]

Corn market feels pressure from uncertain demand

Harvest of the U.S. corn crop has begun. Production remains a little uncertain, with just 29 percent of this year’s crop at maturity as of Sep. 22, about two weeks behind the average pace of development. So far, it appears the weather will be [...]

Strong corn demand continues as massive crop gets harvested

Lower corn prices continue attracting demand, with exports starting the year on a strong note. Demand from the other major use sectors also remains higher than prior years. However, the crop harvest should help pressure prices even in the face of this robust demand. [...]

Tariffs raise questions over pork exports & feed demand

If the retaliatory tariffs set on U.S. pork products by some top destinations continue, corn export demand will feel a hit this year, pressuring prices. There is even speculation that pork prices could fall below their production cost—although some relief could come from lower [...]