This article has been reprinted from the April 5 USDA Grain Transportation Report.

For the week ending March 28, total inspections of grain for export from all major U.S. export regions reached 2.45 million metric tons (mmt).

This is a 7 percent increase from the previous week, a 2 percent decrease from last year, and is 2 percent above the 3-year average.

Total wheat and corn inspections drove the increase in total grain inspections, with wheat increasing 9 percent from the previous week and corn jumping 26 percent.

Shipments of corn rebounded primarily to Latin America.

Soybean inspections, however; were down 15 percent from last week. Mississippi Gulf and Pacific Northwest (PNW) ispections increased 13 percent and 9 percent, respectively.