Total U.S. grains inspected for export dropped by 22% last week after two weeks of surging numbers.
The total fell by 808,606 metric tons to just under 2.9 million metric tons for the week ending Oct. 21, according to today's Grains Inspected and/or Weighed for Export report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Corn inspections suffered the largest decline, plummeting by nearly half to 545,127 metric tons, while soybean inspections decreased by 346,227 metric tons (-14%) to 2.1 million metric tons.
USDA weather reports last week indicated widespread precipitation in many areas where harvest is underway.
By contrast, wheat inspections were virtually unchanged at about 140,000 metric tons, and sorghum inspections doubled to 80,090 metric tons.
For the full USDA report for Oct. 25, click here.