A 7% increase in the amount of corn inspected for export the week ending Nov. 26 helped give a boost to the total for all grains, according to today's Grains Inspected and/or Weighed for Export report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The Nov. 30 report indicated that corn inspected amounted to 890,033 metric tons, compared to 832,882 metric tons the week before.
Wheat and sorghum were also up -- by larger percentages but generating smaller totals -- to 502,788 metric tons and 245,847 metric tons, respectively.
The amount of soybeans, meanwhile, continued to drop in the past week, going from 2,233,630 metric tons to 2,036,484 metric tons for a decrease of nearly 9%.
Total grains inspected amounted to 3,675,152 metric tons, up from 3,553,455 metric tons or nearly 3.5% from the previous week.
For the complete USDA report, click here.