The SDSU Extension Interactive Grain Report Tool provides a real-time and historical grain situation report for corn, soybeans, hard red spring wheat, and winter wheat. The tool gathers data on average state elevator cash bids, export cash bids, rail and barge costs, grain stock levels, rail cars loaded by state with grain, grain barge movements, and marketing year export inspections. The information provided gives a current synopsis of the supply and demand situation for corn, soybeans, and wheat in the U.S. The current situation can be compared to historical years by changing the dates in the tool.
To view the data, select the ‘Grain Report' tab on the bottom toolbar of the tool and hover over elements on the map. A map of marketing year exports by the U.S. port of origin and the destination are available in the 'Exports' tab. Items in the map can be removed by selecting the item in the legend.
The data displayed in the maps consist of data closest to the chosen date in the 'Controls' tab. Users can also change the crop of interest in the 'Controls' tab. The data the tool gathers is from the USDA Ag Marketing Service, the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Surface Transportation Board, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the USDA Federal Grain Inspections Service.