WASDE: Corn & soybean ending stocks forecasts cut notably

In the January WASDE, USDA dropped its total 2020/21 U.S. corn supply estimate by 400 million bushels, with new crop production now estimated at 14.182 billion bushels, down 325 million bushels from the December estimate. USDA’s cuts to domestic use and exports in 2020/21 [...]

Corn supply reductions partially offset by lower demand

Friday’s WASDE report noted some expected changes to the domestic corn balance sheet, including supply reductions that were partially offset by adjustments to demand projections. Planted and harvested acreage for 2020/21 were both reduced by 1 million acres, with the latter now pegged at [...]

WASDE: Corn & soybean harvested area notably lower

In the October WASDE, 2020/21 corn harvested area was pegged at 82.5 million acres, down 1 million acres from the September WASDE estimate. This change and slightly lower yield dropped 2020/21 corn production to 14.722 billion bushels, which is 101 million bushels below the [...]

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 [...]

WASDE lowers corn yield with limited impact on STU

Despite the estimated impact of the derecho event last month, the 2020/21 U.S. corn crop still looks to be one of the largest on record. With a minor boost to beginning stocks, total supply is projected to increase 8 percent over last year and [...]

Lower corn feed demand revealed in July WASDE

In the July WASDE, U.S. corn feed demand and ethanol demand in 2019/20 were lowered by 100 million bushels and 50 million bushels, respectively. Lower demand in 2019/20 lifted ending stocks to nearly 2.25 billion bushels, up 145 million bushels from the June estimate. [...]

No-change WASDE for corn, soybeans

Today’s WASDE report, as expected, left the 2019/20 S&D balance sheets unchanged for U.S. corn and soybeans. For U.S. corn, all 2019/20 estimates were unchanged from the February report, and ending stocks are still projected at 1.892 billion bushels. For 2018/29, corn use for [...]

WASDE: Higher corn & soybean yields

The January WASDE report was slightly surprising in terms of corn with many expecting more bullish numbers. Instead, USDA raised 2019/20 corn yield to 168.0 bushels per acre (bpa), up 1 bpa from the December estimate. The industry was expecting yield to be 2 [...]

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