The U.S. Department of Agriculture is estimating a much bigger corn crop than first thought, but some analysts are disputing the numbers.  |  REUTERS/Adrees Latif photo

USDA soy, corn estimates questioned

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released some eye-popping corn and soybean yield numbers in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. “The August crop report is known for its surprises and the USDA didn’t disappoint,” said Arlan Suderman, chief commodities economist with INTL FCStone. The corn estimate was 169.5 bushels per acre, which […] Read more

Analysts are taking issue with what they see as high corn and soybean yield numbers in the USDA's latest WASDE report. | File photo

Corn, soy numbers in USDA report called too high

Analysts are taking issue with what they see as high corn and soybean yield numbers in the United States Department of Agriculture’s latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. USDA estimated corn yields would come in at 169.5 bushels per acre, which was 3.30 bu. above the average trade estimate and 6.70 bu. above […] Read more