WASDE: Higher carry-in & bigger crop pad 2021/22 corn stocks

In the October WASDE, 2021/22 U.S. corn beginning stocks are estimated at 1.236 billion bushels, up 49 million bushels from September. Estimated 2021/22 corn yield is 176.5 bushels per acre (bpa), up 0.2 bpa from the previous estimate and above industry expectations. With improved [...]

WASDE: New-crop corn production & stocks raised

In the September WASDE, 2021/22 U.S. corn yield was estimated at 176.3 bushels per acre (bpa), up 1.7 bpa from August and above the average industry estimate. USDA also raised its 2021/22 harvested area estimate by 600,000 acres to 85.1 million acres. Improved yield [...]

Drop in 2021/22 corn production impacts use, stocks

The August WASDE shows national corn yield in 2021/22 at 174.6 bushels per acre (bpa), down 4.9 bpa from the original forecast. This drop in yield pushed production down to 14.750 billion bushels, still the second-largest crop on record, if realized, but down 415 [...]

Industry sees U.S. corn production up, soybean down

Ahead of Monday’s July WASDE, the industry is expecting 2021/22 U.S. corn production up by over 117.5 million bushels from the previous forecast as higher acreage more than offsets a slight drop in yield. The industry also expects USDA to lower its 2020/21 corn [...]

Brazilian corn crop estimates notably different

Last week, both USDA and Brazil’s CONAB released their most recent agricultural supply and demand estimates. USDA left its 2020/21 Brazilian corn crop estimated at 110.0 MMT, 1.1 MMT above the industry estimate. CONAB estimates significantly lower 2020/21 Brazilian corn output at just 102.5 [...]

Corn market awaits WASDE

Some fundamental information came out last week to drive corn futures prices, but the dominant market factor was the risk-off/risk-on trades of the speculative community. This allowed corn to drop to short-term support around $4 for the Mar-21 contract before retracing to near $4.20 [...]

Industry expects smaller corn, soybean crops in WASDE

The average industry estimate for corn and soybean production is 14.823 billion bushels and 4.288 billion bushels, respectively. At these levels, the corn crop would still be the second largest on record, while soybean production would be the fourth largest on record. The trade [...]

Expanding acreage in Brazil to boost 2020/21 production

USDA forecasts planted corn acreage in Brazil at nearly 48.19 million acres in 2020/21, up 0.8 percent year on year. A private forecast from Safras & Mercado pegs planted area at 48.56 million acres (19.66 million hectares) in 2020/21, which is 370,000 acres (149,734 [...]

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