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U.S. GRAINS COUNCIL REPORTS QUALITY OF U.S. CORN CROP IS HIGH
BrownfieldAgNews reports:

The overall quality of U.S. corn for export continues to be very good and despite year-to-year fluctuations, the crop remained well above U.S. No. 2.

According to the U.S. Grains Council's 2013/2014 Corn Export Quality Report, corn sampled at the point of export had an average moisture content of 14.5%, which was higher than the previous two years, the average test weight was 57.3 pounds, which was lower than the previous two years.

The average protein content (8.6%) was lower than 2012/13, starch content (73.7%) was higher and oil content (3.7%) was the same as 2012/13.

All samples tested below the FDA level of 20ppb for aflatoxins and 100% of the samples tested below the FDA advisory levels for DON (5 ppm for hogs and other animals and 10ppm for chicken and cattle).

The USGC issued the 2013/2014 Corn Harvest Quality report which surveyed corn quality at the farm gate earlier in the marketing year.

For the complete Corn Export Cargo Quality Report go here.


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