USDA estimates corn acreage up, soybean down

The USDA Acreage report surprisingly estimates planted corn acreage at 91.7 million acres, a few million acres above pre-report estimates and slightly higher than the June WASDE forecast. On the other hand, soybean planted acreage is estimated at an even 80 million acres, a [...]

2017/18 corn, soybean stocks end higher than expected

In today’s Grain Stocks report, USDA put corn stocks for 2017/18 at 2.140 billion bushels, up from 2.002 billion USDA estimated earlier in September. In the Sep. 12 WASDE report, USDA had lowered projected stocks from 2.027 billion bushels to 2.002 billion based on [...]