USDA Report datesA few key September 2016 crop surveys and estimates were released recently along with the USDA’s monthly Crop Production.

USDA

Corn Yield:  174.4 (down 0.7 bu from last month)

Bean Yield:  50.6 (up 1.7 bu from last month)

FC Stone

Corn Yield: 175.6 (up 0.6 bu from last month)

Soybean Yield: 50.1 (up 2.1 bu from last month)

Informa

Corn Yield: 174.8 (up 5 bu from last month)

Soybean Yield: 49.5 (up 1.8 bu from last month)

The market analysts will be watching closely as harvest progresses and actual hard data is released.  The US corn harvest progress was pegged at 5% as of Monday, September 12, 2016.   The next USDA report, the Quarterly Grain Stocks, which will be released on Friday, September 30, 2016.