This article has been reprinted from the June 14 USDA Grain Transportation Report.
Year-to-date inspections of grain (corn, wheat, soybeans) for export, from the Great Lakes and Atlantic export regions, are up notably from the same time last year.
Total year-to-date inspections of grain are up 21 percent from last year in the Atlantic, and up 13 percent in the Great Lakes.
During the last four weeks, Atlantic grain inspections were 148 percent above last year and 104 percent above the 3-year average.
During the last four weeks, Great Lakes inspections increased 22 percent from last year and 63 percent from the 3- year average.
About 88 percent of Atlantic grain inspections were soybeans, with over half of these shipments destined to Asia.
Great Lakes inspections were mostly corn and wheat, destined primarily for Europe and Africa.