USDA Grain Stocks: Corn & Soybeans Down, Wheat Up

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Corn stored in all positions on December 1, 2010 totaled 10.0 billion bushels, down 8 percent from December 1, 2009. Of the total stocks, 6.30 billion bushels are stored on farms, down 15 percent from a year earlier. Off-farm stocks, at 3.74 billion bushels, are up 7 percent from a year ago. The September - November 2010 indicated disappearance is 4.11 billion bushels, compared with 3.86 billion bushels during the same period last year.

Soybeans stored in all positions on December 1, 2010 totaled 2.28 billion bushels, down 3 percent from December 1, 2009. Soybean stocks stored on farms totaled 1.09 billion bushels, down 11 percent from a year ago. Off-farm stocks, at 1.19 billion bushels, are up 7 percent from last December. Indicated disappearance for September - November 2010 totaled 1.20 billion bushels, up 4 percent from the same period a year earlier.

All wheat stored in all positions on December 1, 2010 totaled 1.93 billion bushels, up 8 percent from a year ago. On-farm stocks are estimated at 550 million bushels, down 2 percent from last December. Off-farm stocks, at 1.38 billion bushels, are up 13 percent from a year ago. The September - November 2010 indicated disappearance is 522 million bushels, up 22 percent from the same period a year earlier.

Durum wheat stored in all positions on December 1, 2010 totaled 68.5 million bushels, down 10 percent from a year ago. On-farm stocks, at 46.6 million bushels, are down 8 percent from December 1, 2009. Off-farm stocks totaled 21.9 million bushels, down 13 percent from a year ago. The September - November 2010 indicated disappearance of 31.6 million bushels is up 22 percent from the same period a year earlier.

Barley stored in all positions on December 1, 2010 totaled 181 million bushels, down 12 percent from December 1, 2009. On-farm stocks are estimated at 91.7 million bushels, 20 percent below a year ago. Off-farm stocks, at 89.5 million bushels, are 3 percent below December 2009. The September - November 2010 indicated disappearance is 42.8 million bushels, 29 percent above the same period a year earlier.

Oats stored in all positions on December 1, 2010 totaled 101 million bushels, 9 percent below the stocks on December 1, 2009. Of the total stocks on hand, 34.1 million bushels are stored on farms, down 21 percent from a year ago. Off-farm stocks totaled 67.0 million bushels, down 1 percent from the previous year. Indicated disappearance during September - November 2010 totaled 15.9 million bushels.

Grain sorghum stored in all positions on December 1, 2010 totaled 236 million bushels, down 6 percent from a year ago. On-farm stocks, at 30.5 million bushels, are down 36 percent from December 1 last year. Off-farm stocks, at 205 million bushels, are up 1 percent from a year earlier. The September - November 2010 indicated disappearance from all positions is 151 million bushels, down 19 percent from the same period in 2009.

Pulse crops stored in all positions on December 1, 2010 and the change from December 1, 2009 are: dry edible peas, 8.44 million cwt, down 21 percent; lentils, 4.42 million cwt, up 66 percent; Austrian winter peas, 192,000 cwt, up 61 percent; all chickpeas, 1,053,000 cwt, up 20 percent; small chickpeas, 339,000 cwt, up 12 percent; and large chickpeas, 714,000 cwt, up 25 percent. Small chickpeas are defined as peas that will pass through a 20/64 inch round hole screen.

Source: USDA/NASS



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