Corn Harvest Quality Report 2015/2016

The U.S. Grains Council is pleased to provide our customers and members with the U.S. Grains Council Corn Harvest Quality Report 2015/16, the fourth in an annual series.  

Accurate and timely information on crop quality helps buyers make better informed decisions, increases confidence in the capacity and reliability of the market, and assists nations around the world in achieving food security through trade. It is our goal that the Harvest Report offers a transparent view of the United States’ most recent crop as it comes out of the field.

The Harvest Report 2015/2016 was delayed slightly because of a cool, wet spring in the U.S. Corn Belt, which led to late planting and a late harvest. We were fortunate to experience near ideal growing conditions this crop year in many parts of the United States, and we are anticipating an abundant crop for the second year in a row.

As in past editions, the Harvest Report 2015/2016 provides information about the quality of the current U.S. crop at harvest as it enters international merchandising channels, using consistent methodology to allow for comparison with past years’ quality.

Corn quality observed by buyers will be further affected by subsequent handling, blending and storage conditions. A second Council report, the Corn Export Cargo Quality Report, measures corn quality at export terminals at the point of loading for international shipment and should be available in January 2016.

The U.S. Grains Council is committed to global food security and mutual economic benefit through trade. As a bridge between international corn buyers and the world’s largest and most sophisticated agricultural production and export system, the Council offers this report as a service to our partners around the world in support of our mission of Developing Markets, Enabling Trade and Improving Lives

You may download the entire Harvest Report 2015/16 by clicking here. Or, in the event you only need a few of the chapters, you may view online each separately below.