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December 1 grain and hay stocks report

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South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS — Corn stocks in all positions on December 1, 2013 totaled 644 million bushels, up 66 percent from December 1, 2012, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Of the total, 410 million bushels are stored on farms, up 71 percent from a year ago. Off-farm stocks, at 234 million bushels, are up 59 percent from last year.

Soybeans stored in all positions on December 1, 2013 totaled 104 million bushels, up 30 percent from last year. On-farm stocks are 48 million bushels, up 33 percent from a year ago. Off-farm stocks, at 56 million bushels, are up 26 percent from 2012.

All wheat stored in all positions on December 1, 2013 totaled 50.9 million bushels, down 16 percent from a year ago. On-farm stocks of 24.5 million bushels are down 26 percent from 2012. Off-farm stocks of 26.4 million bushels are down three percent from last year.

Oats stored in all positions on December 1, 2013 totaled 5.64 million bushels, more than double last year. On-farm stocks of 3.6 million bushels are up 80 percent from 2012. Off-farm stocks of 2.04 million bushels are up 166 percent from last year.

Sorghum off-farm stocks on December 1, 2013 totaled 4.17 million bushels, up 236 percent from December 2012.

Barley on-farm stocks on December 1, 2013, totaled 390 thousand bushels, up 11 percent from 2012.

Hay stocks in South Dakota on December 1, 2013 totaled 5.4 million tons, up 26 percent from last year.

Grain storage capacity in South Dakota totaled 1.0 billion bushels, up 8 million from December 1, 2012. Total grain storage capacity is comprised of 690 million bushels of on-farm storage, unchanged from last year, and 310 million bushels of off-farm storage, up 8 million bushels from 2012.

North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — All wheat stored in all positions on December 1, 2013 totaled 197 million bushels, down three percent from a year ago, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. On-farm stocks of 130 million are down 10 percent from 2012 and off-farm stocks of 67 million bushels are up 14 percent from last year.

Durum wheat stored totaled 26.7 million bushels, down 22 percent from a year ago. On-farm stocks of 21 million bushels are down 21 percent from 2012 and off-farm stocks of 5.7 million bushels are down 24 percent from last year.

Barley stored in all positions totaled 45.4 million bushels, down eight percent from 2012. On-farm stocks are 25.5 million bushels, down 11 percent from last year and off-farm stocks, at 19.9 million bushels, are five percent below last year.

Corn stocks totaled 278 million bushels, up one percent from a year ago. Of the total, 185 million bushels are stored on farms, up three percent from a year ago while off-farm stocks, at 93 million bushels, are down one percent from last year.

Soybean stocks totaled 72.6 million bushels, down nine percent from last year. On-farm stocks, at 25.5 million bushels, are down 38 percent from a year ago while off-farm stocks, at 47.1 million bushels, are up 23 percent from 2012.

Oat stocks totaled 4.78 million bushels, down 16 percent from last year. On-farm stocks, at 4.1 million bushels, are down 21 percent from a year ago while off-farm stocks, at 679 thousand bushels, are up 36 percent from 2012.

Hay stocks totaled 4.9 million tons on December 1, up nine percent from last year.

Grain storage capacity in North Dakota totaled 1.26 billion bushels, up 38 million from December 1, 2012. Total grain storage capacity is comprised of 880 million bushels of on-farm storage, up 15 million bushels from last year’s revised estimate, and 380 million bushels of off-farm storage, up 23 million bushels from 2012.

Minnesota

Minnesota corn stocks in all positions on December 1, 2013 totaled 1.06 billion bushels, down 8 percent from December 1, 2012, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service Grain Stocks report. Of the total stocks, 72 percent were stored on-farm. The September – November 2013 indicated disappearance totaled 344 million bushels, 6 percent more than the 326 million bushels used during the same period last year.

Minnesota soybeans stored in all positions on December 1, 2013 totaled 201 million bushels, down 8 percent from the 218 million bushels on hand December 1, 2012. Of the total stocks, 48 percent were stored on-farm. Indicated disappearance for September – November 2013 is 86.5 million bushels, 15 percent less than the 102 million bushels used during the same quarter last year.

Minnesota oats stocks stored in all positions on December 1, 2013 totaled 9.88 million bushels, 65 percent below the stocks on December 1, 2012. Of the total stocks, 29 percent were stored on-farm. The September – November 2013 indicated disappearance totaled 716 thousand bushels, 62 percent less than the 1.87 million bushels used during the same quarter last year.

Minnesota all wheat stocks stored in all positions on December 1, 2013 totaled 74.2 million bushels, up 13 percent from the 65.6 million bushels on December 1, 2012. Of the total stocks, 54 percent were stored on-farm. The September – November 2013 indicated disappearance is 2.82 million bushels, 69 percent less than the 9.02 million bushels used during the same period last year.

Minnesota barley stocks stored in all positions on December 1, 2013 totaled 9.42 million bushels, 5 percent above the stocks on December 1, 2012. Of the total stocks, 29 percent were stored on-farm. The September – November 2013 indicated disappearance is 866 thousand bushels, 4 percent less than the 904 thousand bushels used during the same quarter last year.

Iowa

Iowa corn stocks in all positions on December 1, 2013 totaled 1.74 billion bushels, up 11 percent from December 1, 2012, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service Grain Stocks report. Of the total stocks, 62 percent were stored on-farm. The September – November 2013 indicated disappearance totaled 629 million bushels, 16 percent more than the 543 million bushels used during the same period last year.

Iowa soybeans stored in all positions on December 1, 2013 totaled 340 million bushels, up 1 percent from the 338 million bushels on hand December 1, 2012. Of the total stocks, 40 percent were stored on-farm. Indicated disappearance for September – November 2013 is 112 million bushels, 3 percent less than the 115 million bushels used during the same quarter last year.

Iowa oats stocks stored in all positions on December 1, 2013 totaled 4.50 million bushels, 21 percent below the stocks on December 1, 2012. Of the total stocks, 36 percent were stored on-farm. The September – November 2013 indicated disappearance is 624 thousand bushels, 30 percent less than the 891 thousand bushels used during the same quarter last year.

Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska corn stocks in all positions on December 1, 2013 totaled 1.25 billion bushels, up 30 percent from 2012, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Of the total, 760 million bushels are stored on farms, up 33 percent from a year ago. Off-farm stocks, at a record high 489 million bushels, are up 26 percent from last year.

Soybeans stored in all positions totaled 164 million bushels, up 17 percent from last year. On-farm stocks of 39 million bushels are down 7 percent from a year ago, while off-farm stocks, at 125 million bushels, are up 27 percent from 2012.

Wheat stored in all positions totaled 36.2 million bushels, down 24 percent from a year ago. On-farm stocks of 2.90 million bushels are down 24 percent from 2012 and off-farm stocks of 33.3 million bushels are also down 24 percent from last year.

Sorghum stored in all positions totaled 6.57 million bushels, up 81 percent from 2012. On-farm stocks of 750,000 are up 7 percent and off farm holdings of 5.82 million are near double last year.

Hay stocks on Nebraska farms totaled 3.8 million tons on December 1, 2013, up 25 percent from a year earlier.

Grain storage capacity in Nebraska totaled 2.04 billion bushels, up 41.7 million bushels from December 1, 2012. Total grain storage capacity is comprised of 1.15 billion bushels of on-farm storage, up 20 million bushels from last year, and 885 million bushels of off-farm storage, up 21.7 million bushels from 2012.

United States

Corn stored in all positions on December 1, 2013 totaled 10.4 billion bushels, up 30 percent from December 1, 2012. Of the total stocks, 6.38 billion bushels are stored on farms, up 39 percent from a year earlier. Off-farm stocks, at 4.05 billion bushels, are up 17 percent from a year ago. The September – November 2013 indicated disappearance is 4.32 billion bushels, compared with 3.74 billion bushels during the same period last year.

Soybeans stored in all positions on December 1, 2013 totaled 2.15 billion bushels, up 9 percent from December 1, 2012. Soybean stocks stored on farms totaled 955 million bushels, up 5 percent from a year ago. Off-farm stocks, at 1.19 billion bushels, are up 13 percent from last December. Indicated disappearance for September – November 2013 totaled 1.28 billion bushels, up 4 percent from the same period a year earlier.

All wheat stored in all positions on December 1, 2013 totaled 1.46 billion bushels, down 12 percent from a year ago. On-farm stocks are estimated at 399 million bushels, down slightly from last December. Off-farm stocks, at 1.06 billion bushels, are down 16 percent from a year ago. The September – November 2013 indicated disappearance is 407 million bushels, down 6 percent from the same period a year earlier.

Durum wheat stored in all positions on December 1, 2013 totaled 54.2 million bushels, down 11 percent from a year ago. On-farm stocks, at 32.8 million bushels, are down 11 percent from December 1, 2012. Off-farm stocks totaled 21.4 million bushels, down 12 percent from a year ago. The September – November 2013 indicated disappearance of 12.2 million bushels is up 64 percent from the same period a year earlier.

Barley stored in all positions on December 1, 2013 totaled 170 million bushels, up 7 percent from December 1, 2012. On-farm stocks are estimated at 81.3 million bushels, 12 percent above a year ago. Off-farm stocks, at 88.4 million bushels, are 3 percent above December 2012. The September – November 2013 indicated disappearance is 26.3 million bushels, 32 percent below the same period a year earlier.

Oats stored in all positions on December 1, 2013 totaled 48.0 million bushels, 34 percent below the stocks on December 1, 2012. Of the total stocks on hand, 25.6 million bushels are stored on farms, down 2 percent from a year ago. Off-farm stocks totaled 22.4 million bushels, down 52 percent from the previous year. Indicated disappearance during September – November 2013 totaled 15.5 million bushels.

Grain sorghum stored in all positions on December 1, 2013 totaled 229 million bushels, up 64 percent from a year ago. On-farm stocks, at 32.6 million bushels, are up 85 percent from December 1 last year. Off-farm stocks, at 196 million bushels, are up 60 percent from a year earlier. The September – November 2013 indicated disappearance from all positions is 176 million bushels, up 35 percent from the same period in 2012.

Pulse crops stored in all positions on December 1, 2013 and the change from December 1, 2012 are: dry edible peas, 6.88 million cwt, up 33 percent; lentils, 3.59 million cwt, up 1 percent; Austrian winter peas, 151,000 cwt, up 76 percent; all chickpeas, 2,087,000 cwt, up 28 percent; small chickpeas, 736,000 cwt, up 4 percent; and large chickpeas, 1,351,000 cwt, up 47 percent.