USGC Releases 2021 Corn Harvest Quality Report

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The U.S. Grains Council released this week the 2021/2022 Corn Harvest Quality Report. The report is based on 610 samples taken from defined areas within 12 of the top corn-producing and exporting states. USCG revealed that revealed this year’s U.S. corn crop has a higher average test weight and lower total damage and stress cracks compared with the previous five crops. The 11th edition of the report showed the 2021 crop was planted earlier than average and experienced a mostly warm growing season. Overall, 65 percent of the crop rated as good or excellent condition, nearing record high yields. The average aggregate quality of the representative samples tested was better than the grade factor requirements for U.S. No. 1 grade. Nearly 99 percent of the samples tested below the U.S. Food and Drug Administration action level for aflatoxins. And the 2021/2022 U.S. corn crop is expected to be the second-largest on record and has the highest average yield on record.