Washington: Private exporters reported to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) the following activity:
--Export sales of 106,680 metric tons of corn for delivery to Japan during the 2011/2012 marketing year; and
--Export sales of 165,000 metric tons of soybeans for delivery to China during the 2012/2013 marketing year.
The marketing year for corn and soybeans began Sept. 1.
Private exporters reported to the USFDA export sales of 126,000 metric tons of corn for delivery to South Korea during the 2011/2012 marketing year. The marketing year for corn also began Sept. 1.
USDA issues both daily and weekly export sales reports to the public. Exporters are required to report to USDA any export sales activity of 100,000 metric tons or more of one commodity, made in one day to one destination, by 3 pm Eastern time on the next business day following the sale. Export sales of less than these quantities must be reported to USDA on a weekly basis.