Indonesia: Grain and Feed Update
The dry season is arriving later than average throughout Indonesia, thus allowing the expansion of third cycle crop plantings on unirrigated lands. Considering increased corn plantings due to the late dry season as well as an increase in downy mildew incidents, Post’s corn production numbers remain unchanged. Likewise, increased rice plantings are offset by the arrival of brown hopper infestations. As a result, Post’s rice production estimate remains unchanged. Post raises its MY 2016/17 Indonesian wheat feed and residual consumption estimate to 1.8 MMT, based on growing feed wheat demand resulting from Indonesia’s refusal to issue corn import licenses.