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Corn Export Cargo Quality Report Rollouts Continue Around The World

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) continues to roll out the results of its most recent U.S. Corn Export Cargo Quality Report. Last week, programs were held in South Korea, Guatemala and Colombia to share the findings with buyers of U.S. corn and co-products.

In Korea, nearly 140 corn and co-products buyers and end users were in attendance for the program. Not only did the program inform buyers of the excellent export quality and sufficient supply of U.S. corn, it also strengthened ties with feed and corn processing industries there by sharing expert insights on global market issues. In addition, Dirk Rice from Illinois Corn and Casey Kelleher from Wisconsin Corn joined the event via Zoom and offered updates on U.S. corn planting and crop progress – the biggest concern of global buyers – which was well received by the participants.

“This year’s Corn Export Cargo Quality Report is the 12th report published by the Council since 2012 and is evaluated by Korean buyers as a valuable report that enhances the efficiency of purchasing decisions and corn product processing,” said Haksoo Kim, USGC director in Korea.

“As shown in the report, the U.S. corn that the Korean office confirmed at the arrival port in April was of very good quality, including broken corn and foreign material (BCFM) and test weights. Accordingly, it is expected that Korean buyers’ U.S. corn imports will recover from the second half of this year.”

The export cargo quality report is a companion to the corn harvest quality report that provides information about the quality of the most recent U.S. corn crop at harvest as it enters the international merchandising channels. Both reports provide reliable information on U.S. corn quality from the farm to the customer based on transparent and consistent methodology.

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