A surge in wheat inspections for export helped level off total inspections of U.S. grains last week, according to today's Grains Inspected and/or Weighed for Export report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Just under 800,000 metric tons were inspected for the week ending Sept. 9, an increase of about 1.5% from the week before.
This came after total inspections plummeted by three-quarters of a million metric tons the previous week, in part, because of the damage Hurricane Ida did to the country's busiest export hub in the Gulf.
Wheat inspections rose by one-third last week, to about 550,000 metric tons, while soybeans increased by a smaller percentage (16%) to 105,368 metric tons.
Corn inspections, however, decreased by 50% week-to-week, to 138,189 metric tons.
Meanwhile sorghum inspections remained largely unchanged at about 4,500 metric tons.
For the full USDA report for Sept. 13, click here.