Feed Grains: USDA pegs corn production at 14.6 billion bushels

Winnipeg, Nov. 9 (CNS) – Following are a few highlights in
the Canadian and world feed grains markets on Thursday, Nov. 9.

The United States Department of Agriculture crop production
report released Thursday increased corn production by two per
cent from the October forecast to 14.6 billion bushels. This is
down four per cent from last year. Yields are expected to
average 175.4 bushels per acre, up 3.6 bushels from the October
forecast and up 0.8 bushels from 2016. If so this will be the
highest yield on record for the U.S.

Jordan’s state grain buyer has purchased 500,000 tonnes of
feed barley, according to a government source. The purchase was
made through international tender Wednesday.

Algeria’s state grains agency has issued import tenders to
50,000 tonnes of wheat and 19,000 tonnes of feed barley,
according to reports. European traders say the deadline for
bidding in both tenders is Nov. 9.

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