WASHINGTON–The following are key numbers from the USDA’s crop reports Wednesday and how the government’s estimates compared to analysts’ forecasts in a Wall Street Journal survey. U.S. Stockpiles on Sept. 1, 2015 (million bushels) Actual Average USDA USDA
USDA Forecast Range June 2015 Sept. 2014
Corn 1,731 1,735 1,647-1,800 4,447 1,232
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