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USDA September 30th Stocks & Small Grains Report

Old crop corn stocks in all positions on September 1, 2011 totaled 1.13 billion bushels, down 34 percent from September 1, 2010. Of the total stocks, 315 million bushels are stored on farms, down 35 percent from a year earlier. Off-farm stocks, at 813 million bushels, are down 33 percent from a year ago. The June – August 2011 indicated disappearance is 2.54 billion bushels, compared with 2.60 billion bushels during the same period last year.

Old crop soybeans stored in all positions on September 1, 2011 totaled 215 million bushels, up 42 percent from September 1, 2010. Soybean stocks stored on farms totaled 48.5 million bushels, up 37 percent from a year ago. Off-farm stocks, at 166 million bushels, are up 44 percent from last September. Indicated disappearance for June – August 2011 totaled 405 million bushels, down 4 percent from the same period a year earlier.

Based on an analysis of end-of-marketing year stock estimates, disappearance data for exports and crushings, and farm program administrative data, the 2010 soybean production is revised down fractionally from the previous estimate. Harvested area is revised down 6,000 acres. A table with 2010 acreage, yield, and production estimates by State is included on page 17 of this report.

All wheat stored in all positions on September 1, 2011 totaled 2.15 billion bushels, down 12 percent from a year ago. On-farm stocks are estimated at 642 million bushels, down 21 percent from last September. Off-farm stocks, at 1.51 billion bushels, are down 8 percent from a year ago. The June – August 2011 indicated disappearance is 720 million bushels, down 2 percent from the same period a year earlier.

Durum wheat stocks in all positions on September 1, 2011 totaled 65.2 million bushels, down 35 percent from a year ago. On-farm stocks, at 36.4 million bushels, are down 49 percent from September 1, 2010. Off-farm stocks totaled 28.8 million bushels, down slightly from a year ago. The June – August 2011 indicated disappearance of 22.1 million bushels is down 45 percent from the same period a year earlier.

Ohio’s 2011 average winter wheat yield is estimated at 58 bushels per acre, down 3 bushels from the 2010 State average. Growers harvested 850,000 acres for grain this year compared to 750,000 acres in 2010. Total State production is estimated at 49.3 million bushels, up 8 percent from last year.

Ohio’s 2011 average oat yield is estimated at 54 bushels per acre, down 16 bushels from the State’s 2010 average. Total production is estimated at 2.1 million bushels, down 41 percent from the previous year’s production. Oat producers harvested 38,000 acres in 2011, down 12,000 acres from the area harvested in 2010.

U.S. winter wheat production totaled 1.49 billion bushels, down slightly from the August forecast but 1 percent above the previous year. The United States yield is 46.2 bushels per acre, down 0.1 bushel from August and down 0.6 bushel from 2010. Area harvested for grain is estimated at 32.3 million acres, up slightly from August and up 2 percent from the previous year.
U.S. all wheat production totaled 2.01 billion bushels in 2011, down 9 percent from 2010. Grain area totaled 45.7 million acres, down 4 percent from the previous year. The United States yield is 43.9 bushels per acre, down 2.4 bushels from the previous year’s record high but still ranks as the fifth highest on record. The levels of production and changes from 2010 by type are winter wheat, 1.49 billion bushels, up 1 percent; other spring wheat, 462 million bushels, down 25 percent; Durum wheat, 51.9 million bushels, down 51 percent.

U.S. oat production is estimated at a record low 54.0 million bushels, down 33 percent from 2010. Yield is estimated at 57.5 bushels per acre, down 6.8 bushels from the previous year. Harvested area, at 940 thousand acres, is 26 percent below last year. This is the smallest acreage harvested for grain on record, surpassing the previous record low set in 2010.

Ohio’s 2011 average winter wheat yield is estimated at 58 bushels per acre, down 3 bushels from the 2010 State average. Growers harvested 850,000 acres for grain this year compared to 750,000 acres in 2010. Total State production is estimated at 49.3 million bushels, up 8 percent from last year.

Ohio’s 2011 average oat yield is estimated at 54 bushels per acre, down 16 bushels from the State’s 2010 average. Total production is estimated at 2.1 million bushels, down 41 percent from the previous year’s production. Oat producers harvested 38,000 acres in 2011, down 12,000 acres from the area harvested in 2010.

U.S. winter wheat production totaled 1.49 billion bushels, down slightly from the August forecast but 1 percent above the previous year. The United States yield is 46.2 bushels per acre, down 0.1 bushel from August and down 0.6 bushel from 2010. Area harvested for grain is estimated at 32.3 million acres, up slightly from August and up 2 percent from the previous year.

U.S. all wheat production totaled 2.01 billion bushels in 2011, down 9 percent from 2010. Grain area totaled 45.7 million acres, down 4 percent from the previous year. The United States yield is 43.9 bushels per acre, down 2.4 bushels from the previous year’s record high but still ranks as the fifth highest on record. The levels of production and changes from 2010 by type are winter wheat, 1.49 billion bushels, up 1 percent; other spring wheat, 462 million bushels, down 25 percent; Durum wheat, 51.9 million bushels, down 51 percent.

U.S. oat production is estimated at a record low 54.0 million bushels, down 33 percent from 2010. Yield is estimated at 57.5 bushels per acre, down 6.8 bushels from the previous year. Harvested area, at 940 thousand acres, is 26 percent below last year. This is the smallest acreage harvested for grain on record, surpassing the previous record low set in 2010.

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