It was the best April ever for U.S. ag product export values
A record-breaking April - both ag import and export values this year topped any other April on record.
The value of U.S. exports was up 12 percent overall. High commodity prices are driving that number since we are actually shipping out fewer products. Wheat prices are up 11 percent, but export volume is down 22 percent.
Corn is up 17 percent in value, but we are shipping out four percent less than last year.
We are seeing the same trend for soybeans, cotton, and rice.