2011 U.S. Corn Crop Will Hold Up in Export Transit

2011 U.S. Corn Crop Will Hold Up in Export Transit

The U.S. Grains Council arranged for samples from the 2011 corn crop to be tested at harvest and again at export. The harvest report was released in February 2012. The Export Cargo report will be released next week. As a preview of the Export Cargo report, this chart shows the test results on export cargo samples for Broken Corn and Foreign Material (BCFM).

The export cargo samples had an average BCFM of 3 percent with standard deviation of 0.64 percent. This compares with the harvest samples taken at country elevators that had 1 percent BCFM with standard deviation of 0.65 percent. These results indicate that the 2011 U.S. corn crop is of high quality and will hold up well in transit to export customers.