Total U.S. grains inspected for export continued rising for the second consecutive week with harvest getting off to a fast start.
According to today's Grains Inspected and/or Weighed for Export report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the total increased by 348,078 metric tons (11%) to nearly 3.5 million metric tons for the week ending Oct. 14.
Soybean inspections jumped by yet another third to just under 3 million metric tons, while corn inspections rose by 133,370 metric tons (16%) to nearly 1 million metric tons.
By contrast, inspections of other grains declined, wheat by 69% to 139,753 metric tons and sorghum by 46% to 37,990 metric tons.
For the full USDA report for Oct. 18, click here.