Grain Council issues report on quality of corn crop
In anticipation of worldwide deployment events showcasing the quality of American corn, the US Grains Council released the 2021/2022 Corn Crop Quality Report which found that this year’s corn crop has a higher average specific gravity and lower total damage and stress cracks than the previous five crops.
“The Board has provided the report annually for the past 11 years,” said Dr. Kyle Gilliam, USGC Global Strategy and Trade Manager. “Our reports consistently show that the United States produces an abundance of good quality corn. This year’s report is no different, this crop being one of the best since we started our report in 2011. “
The report, based on 610 samples taken from defined areas in 12 of the top corn-producing and exporting states, showed that the 2021 crop was sown earlier than average and had a mostly warm growing season. Overall, 65 percent of the crop was assessed as good or excellent, approaching record yields.
The overall average quality of the representative samples tested was better than the quality factor requirements for US No. 1 quality. The report also showed that 90 percent of the samples met the quality factor requirements for US # 1 grade and 98 percent met the quality factor requirements for US # 2.
This year’s harvest also showed an average of broken corn and foreign matter (BCFM) below the five-year average; average total damage below the five-year average; and an average humidity level similar to that of the five-year average. The culture also had a lower than average protein concentration compared to the five-year average; average stress cracks less than 2020 and the five-year average; and an average 100 kernel weight similar to the five year average.
Source: US Grains Council