The U.S. Grains Council says near-record yields came from the 2018 corn crop. According to the 2018/19 Corn Harvest Quality Report, the majority of corn conditions were rated as good or excellent during the growing season. The projected crop size is 14.6 billion bushels, the third-largest crop on record. The report showed 93.9 percent of tested U.S. corn samples rated at U.S. Grade Number 2 or better. Drier, moderate temperatures during the second half of the growing season promoted healthy plants, good test weights and low kernel damage. The average test weight of 58.4 pounds per bushel was higher than the five-year average.