US corn quality holds steady despite harsh weather

US corn quality holds steady despite harsh weather

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US Grains Council finds 2019 corn quality, yields only slightly lower than previous years

About 82% of last year’s harvest met the criteria for U.S. grade No. 2, according to the January 2 report, compared with the roughly 95% of export cargo that met that criteria last year. Last year’s crop is also entering the market with lower average weight, protein and starch content than previous years’ and higher rates of damage and stress cracking, according to the report.