WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Private exporters reported to the USDA export sales of 122,000 metric tons of soybeans for delivery to China during the 2006/2007 marketing year.

The marketing year for soybeans began Sept. 1.

USDA issues both daily and weekly export sales reports to the public. Exporters are required to report to USDA any export sales activity of 100,000 metric tons or more of one commodity, made in one day to one destination, by 3 p.m. Eastern time on the next business day following the sale.

Export sales of less than these quantities must be reported to USDA on a weekly basis.

SOURCE: USDA news release.