NEWS
Western Hemisphere Corn Demand Surges
Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor
Wed Jun 4, 2014 05:07 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Accumulated export sales of U.S. corn to Western Hemisphere countries so far this marketing year have more than doubled last year's total with Mexico, Colombia and Peru increasing their imports the most.

Colombia increased corn purchases 52-fold, while Mexico bought 250% more. Peru went from using no U.S. corn in 2012-13, to buying more than 1.1 million metric tons (46.5 million bushels) for 2013-14.

Western Hemisphere nations agreed to buy 14.81 mmt (583.1 mb) of corn as of May 22, more than double the total export sales of the 2012-13 marketing year, as corn prices dropped from ...

Quick View
  • Prepping for a Pest USDA has released a new set of pest response guidelines for Helicoverpa armigera, the voracious g...
  • Racing the Clock For Brian Marshall, the clock starts the minute a new calf hits the ground. Within the first four...
  • Hay Baling Safety Important Looking at it as a sporting event, mid-July is the halftime of the hay baling season in most of t...
  • "Easy Money Times Over" Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Peak prices since 2007 didn't slow megafarm consolidation. Mid-size operators may need to collabo...
  • Corn's Hidden Highways Scientists are rewriting the route to better hybrids.
  • Ask the Vet Before implanting heifers that will be bred, consult with a veterinarian to be sure fertility won...
Related News Stories
Todd's Take
Passionate About Pollination
Fight Foliar Diseases
Corn Reports Rosy
Weathering the Drought
Corn's Hidden Highways
Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy
Now Ear This
Exporters Report Corn Sales
Corn Index Closes Below $4