USGC RELEASES CORN EXPORT QUALITY REPORT

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2013/2014 Corn Export Cargo Quality Report.   The Export Quality Report measures the quality of U.S. corn sampled at the point of loading for export, thus providing valuable information to buyers …">

(Posted Mon. Apr 7th, 2014)

The U.S. Grains Council, of which the National Corn Growers Association is a founding member, has released the 2013/2014 Corn Export Cargo Quality Report.   The Export Quality Report measures the quality of U.S. corn sampled at the point of loading for export, thus providing valuable information to buyers and other stakeholders around the world.

 

"There is always some variability year-to-year and by region," Sleight said. "This year, overall quality continues to be very good, with the average aggregate quality of export corn exceeding standards for U.S. No. 2 on all grading standards. In addition, the incidence of aflatoxin and DON (the vomatoxin deoxynivalenol) is very low.

 

"On the other hand, 2013 was a much wetter year, and the U.S. harvest had greater moisture, more drying, lower test weight, more stress cracks and more broken kernels. But the average is strong and, despite year-to-year fluctuations, remained well above U.S. No. 2."

 

Now in its third year, the report has become a much-anticipated annual event, with audiences exceeding expectations in many countries. The report includes information from three export channels: the Gulf, the Pacific Northwest and inland terminals shipping by rail to Mexico.