USDA raises corn use, trims stocks
In its February World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) last week raised the 2016/17 U.S. corn outlook for increased food, seed and industrial use and reduced ending stocks.
Corn used for ethanol production was raised 25 million bushels to 5.35 billion. Non-ethanol corn for food, seed and industrial use was raised by 10 million bushels.
Corn ending stocks were 34 million bushels lower than in January.
The season-average corn price narrowed 10 cents on each end to $3.20 to $3.60 per bushel, according to the report.
Soybean supply and use projections for 2016/17 were...
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