NAFB News Service
The average aggregate quality of U.S. corn samples tested for the U.S. Grains Council’s 2022-23 Corn Export Cargo Quality Report released this week was better than or equal to U.S. No. 2 on all grade factors.
The report is based on 430 export cargo samples collected from corn shipments undergoing federal inspection and grading processes at export terminals.
It also provides information on grading, handling and how U.S. corn is moved and controlled through export channels.
“International importers and consumers can know that they are making a smart, informed purchase by seeing the exact benefits and characteristics of this year’s crop,” USGC Chairman Josh Miller said.
Average test weight found by the analysis was higher than in 2021-22 and the five-year average, with 93.3 percent of samples at or above the minimum requirements for U.S. No. 1 grade corn, indicating overall good quality.
The export cargo quality report is a companion to the USGC 2023-23 Corn Harvest Quality Report.