Inspections of U.S. corn for export were virtually unchanged between last week and the week before, allowing total grain inspections to decrease slightly.
Today's Grains Inspected and/or Weighed for Export report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows corn inspections went down just 1,830 metric tons, or only about one-tenth of a percent, to 1,000,512 metric tons for the week ending July 15.
Total grain inspections were dragged down still further by lower soybean and sorghum inspections, dropping 6,990 metric tons, or about half of a percent, to just under 1.7 million metric tons.
Soybean inspections decreased 57,195 metric tons, or about 28%, to 143,934 metric tons, while sorghum declined 10,724 metric tons, or 14.5%, to 63,192 metric tons.
By contrast, wheat inspections increased last week, rising 62,807 metric tons, or nearly 15%, to 490,626 metric tons.
For the full USDA report for July 19, click here.