Comments on USDA WASDE and Profitability Update

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off on Comments on USDA WASDE and Profitability Update

April 11, 2017 – USDA World Supply and Demand Estimates

Corn

This month’s 2016/17 U.S. corn outlook is for increased corn used to produce ethanol, reduced feed and residual use and unchanged ending stocks. Corn used to produce ethanol is raised 50 million bushels to 5,450 million based on the most recent data from the Grain Crushings and CoProducts Production report which estimated the amount of corn used to produce ethanol to be record high during December-February. The pace of weekly ethanol production during March as indicated by Energy Information Administration data has also been above expectations. Offsetting is a 50 million bushel reduction in projected feed and residual use to 5,500 million bushels based on disappearance indicated during the first half of the marketing year in the March 31 Grain Stocks. With offsetting usage changes, ending stocks are unchanged from last month. The season-average corn price received by producers is unchanged at the midpoint with the range narrowed to $3.25 to $3.55 per bushel. Continue reading at April 11, 2017 – USDA World Supply and Demand Estimates.

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