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GRAIN STOCKS – DECEMBER 1, 2017

 

COLORADO

All corn stocks in Colorado on December 1, 2017 were 119.70 million bushels, up 12 percent from December 1, 2016, according to the December 1 Agricultural Survey and December Grain Stocks Report conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. All corn stocks stored on farms amounted to 69.00 million bushels, up 11 percent from a year ago. All corn stored off farms amounted to 50.70 million bushels, up 13 percent from a year ago. Off-farm sorghum stocks totaled 6.01 million bushels. Off-farm oat stocks in Colorado were estimated at 67,000 bushels, up 24 percent from last year. Off-farm barley stocks totaled 7.41 million bushels, down 1 percent from last year.

All wheat stocks in Colorado on December 1, 2017 were 53.06 million bushels, down 24 percent from December 1, 2016. All wheat stocks stored on farms amounted to 12.50 million bushels, down 38 percent from a year ago. All wheat stored off farms amounted to 40.56 million bushels, down 19 percent from a year ago. Other Colorado grain stocks were not published separately to avoid disclosing data for individual operations.

Colorado’s on-farm storage capacity totaled 180.00 million bushels on December 1, 2017, unchanged from the December 1, 2016 estimate. Capacity of off-farm commercial grain storage in Colorado totaled 136.00 million bushels on December 1, 2017, up 2 percent from December 1, 2016.

 

UNITED STATES

Corn stored in all positions on December 1, 2017 totaled 12.5 billion bushels, up 1 percent from December 1, 2016. Of the total stocks, 7.74 billion bushels are stored on farms, up 2 percent from a year earlier. Off-farm stocks, at 4.78 billion bushels, are up slightly from a year ago. The September – November 2017 indicated disappearance is 4.38 billion bushels, compared with 4.50 billion bushels during the same period last year.

Grain sorghum stored in all positions on December 1, 2017 totaled 226 million bushels, down 27 percent from a year ago. On-farm stocks, at 33.8 million bushels, are down 21 percent from December 1 last year. Off-farm stocks, at 192 million bushels, are down 28 percent from a year earlier. The September – November 2017 indicated disappearance from all positions is 171 million bushels, down 18 percent from the same period in 2016.

Oats stored in all positions on December 1, 2017 totaled 66.8 million bushels, down 12 percent from the stocks on December 1, 2016. Of the total stocks on hand, 23.3 million bushels are stored on farms, down 23 percent from a year ago. Off-farm stocks totaled 43.5 million bushels, down 3 percent from the previous year. Indicated disappearance during September – November 2017 totaled 5.19 million bushels.

Barley stored in all positions on December 1, 2017 totaled 155 million bushels, down 19 percent from December 1, 2016. On-farm stocks are estimated at 74.3 million bushels, 25 percent below a year ago. Off-farm stocks, at 80.8 million bushels, are 14 percent below December 2016. The September – November 2017 indicated disappearance is 24.6 million bushels, 35 percent below the same period a year earlier.

All wheat stored in all positions on December 1, 2017 totaled 1.87 billion bushels, down 10 percent from a year ago. On-farm stocks are estimated at 393 million bushels, down 31 percent from last December. Off-farm stocks, at 1.48 billion bushels, are down 2 percent from a year ago. The September – November 2017 indicated disappearance is 393 million bushels, 16 percent below the same period a year earlier.

Durum wheat stored in all positions on December 1, 2017 totaled 56.2 million bushels, down 23 percent from a year ago. On-farm stocks, at 30.7 million bushels, are down 38 percent from December 1, 2016. Off-farm stocks totaled 25.5 million bushels, up 8 percent from a year ago. The September – November 2017 indicated disappearance of 9.91 million bushels is 48 percent below the same period a year earlier.

Durum wheat stored in all positions on December 1, 2017 totaled 56.2 million bushels, down 23 percent from a year ago. On-farm stocks, at 30.7 million bushels, are down 38 percent from December 1, 2016. Off-farm stocks totaled 25.5 million bushels, up 8 percent from a year ago. The September – November 2017 indicated disappearance of 9.91 million bushels is 48 percent below the same period a year earlier.

Pulse crops stored in all positions on December 1, 2017 are: dry edible peas, 9.48 million cwt; lentils, 4.20 million cwt; Austrian winter peas, 233 thousand cwt; all chickpeas, 2.62 million cwt; small chickpeas, 1.01 million cwt; and large chickpeas, 1.61 million cwt.

The United States on-farm storage capacity totaled 13.5 billion bushels on December 1, 2017, up less than 1 percent from the revised December 1, 2016 estimate. Capacity of off-farm commercial grain storage in the United States totaled 11.2 billion bushels on December 1, 2017, up 1 percent from the revised December 1, 2016 total.

For a full copy of the Grain Stocks report please visit www.nass.usda.gov.

 

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