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Implications of an Early Corn Crop Harvest for Feed and Residual Use Estimates

by Paul Westcott and Jerry D. Norton

Feed Outlook No. (FDS-12F-01) 21 pp, July 2012

An early corn harvest—before the August 31 end of the previous marketing year—creates an overlap of supply-and-use data between the old and new marketing years that can alter the patterns of corn use and ending stocks, with implications for official USDA projections and estimates.

Keywords: Corn feed and residual, supply-and-demand balance sheet, demand analysis, real corn prices, grain-consuming animal units, corn used in ethanol production, corn production, crop maturity rating

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Last updated: Tuesday, March 24, 2015

For more information contact: Paul Westcott and Jerry D. Norton