U.S. Grains Council releases quality report on corn exports

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The 2014/2015 Corn Export Cargo Quality Report was released by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) on Monday. 

The report contains information on the quality of corn products that are sent overseas to international consumers. The report covers samples, physical and chemical make-up and other factors such as moisture. The report is based on 411 samples taken from export shipments through a government licensed export sampling process. 

“The United States is the only country that releases such a comprehensive report on the quality of its corn crop,” USGC Manager of Global Trade Manuel Sanchez said. “International customers know this and eagerly await its release. This year is no exception.” 

In the announcement, the USGC states that the samples averaged a 57.5 pounds-per-bushel weight, which they state is a indication of healthy kernels. All samples passed in safety as they fell below the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) action and advisory levels for toxins present. 

"One thing of note was the hardness of the 2014 U.S. corn crop," Sanchez said. "We believe this was due to the favorable growing conditions the crop experienced, which led to larger corn kernels than last year, with hard endosperms of 70 to 100 percent."

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