Inspections of U.S. grain for export began to turn around for the week ending Sept. 16 after Hurricane Ida severely damaged the Gulf — the site of the country's busiest export hub — Aug. 29.
The total was up by one-third over the previous week, to more than 1.2 million metric tons, according to today's Grains Inspected and/or Weighed for Export report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Corn inspections more than doubled, to 403,104 metric tons, but remained under where they were the week before the hurricane (562,549 metric tons).
Inspections of soybeans also rose to 275,169 metric tons, an increase of more than 42%, and sorghum inspections nearly doubled to 8,130 metric tons.
Wheat inspections were virtually unchanged, going down about three-quarters of a percent, to 563,390 metric tons.
For the full USDA report for Sept. 20, click here.