Grain Stocks: All Crops Lower Than a Year Ago – USDA

    Old crop corn stocks in all positions on September 1, 2021 totaled 1.24 billion bushels, down 36 percent from September 1, 2020. Of the total stocks, 395 million bushels are stored on farms, down 47 percent from a year earlier.

    Off-farm stocks, at 842 million bushels, are down 28 percent from a year ago. The June – August 2021 indicated disappearance is 2.87 billion bushels, compared with 3.08 billion bushels during the same period last year.

    Based on an analysis of end-of-marketing year stock estimates, disappearance data for exports, and farm program administrative data, the 2020 corn for grain production is revised down 71.0 million bushels from the previous estimate. Corn silage production is revised down 54 thousand tons.

    Planted area is revised to 90.7 million acres, and area harvested for grain is revised to 82.3 million acres. Area harvested for silage is revised to 6.71 million acres. The 2020 grain yield, at 171.4 bushels per acre, is down 0.6 bushel from the previous estimate.

    The 2020 silage yield, at 20.5 tons per acre, remains unchanged from the previous estimate. A table with 2020 acreage, yield, and production estimates by States is included on pages 17 and 18 of this report.

    Old crop soybeans stored in all positions on September 1, 2021 totaled 256 million bushels, down 51 percent from September 1, 2020. Soybean stocks stored on farms totaled 68.1 million bushels, down 52 percent from a year ago.

    Off-farm stocks, at 188 million bushels, are down 51 percent from last September. Indicated disappearance for June – August 2021 totaled 513 million bushels, down 40 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 2020 soybean production is revised up 80.8 million bushels from the previous estimate. Planted area is revised to 83.4 million acres, and harvested area is revised to 82.6 million acres.

    The 2020 yield, at 51.0 bushels per acre, is up 0.8 bushel from the previous estimate. A table with 2020 acreage, yield, and production estimates by States is included on page 19 of this report.

    All wheat stored in all positions on September 1, 2021 totaled 1.78 billion bushels, down 18 percent from a year ago. On-farm stocks are estimated at 419 million bushels, down 41 percent from last September. Off-farm stocks, at 1.36 billion bushels, are down 6 percent from a year ago. The June – August 2021 indicated disappearance is 711 million bushels, up 2 percent from the same period a year earlier.

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    Durum wheat stocks in all positions on September 1, 2021 totaled 46.9 million bushels, down 34 percent from a year ago. On-farm stocks, at 21.0 million bushels, are down 52 percent from September 1, 2020. Off-farm stocks totaled 25.9 million bushels, down 6 percent from a year ago. The June – August 2021 indicated disappearance of 17.7 million bushels is down 56 percent from the same period a year earlier.

    Barley stocks in all positions on September 1, 2021 totaled 135 million bushels, down 25 percent from September 1, 2020. On-farm stocks are estimated at 77.7 million bushels, 29 percent below a year ago. Off-farm stocks, at 57.5 million bushels, are 18 percent below September 2020. The June – August 2021 indicated disappearance is 53.9 million bushels, 25 percent below the same period a year earlier.

    Oats stored in all positions on September 1, 2021 totaled 62.1 million bushels, 7 percent below the stocks on September 1, 2020. Of the total stocks on hand, 32.2 million bushels are stored on farms, 19 percent lower than a year ago. Off-farm stocks totaled 30.0 million bushels, 11 percent above the previous year. Indicated disappearance during June – August 2021 totaled 15.8 million bushels, compared with 35.6 million bushels during the same period a year ago.

    Old crop grain sorghum stored in all positions on September 1, 2021 totaled 20.3 million bushels, down 32 percent from a year ago. On-farm stocks, at 588 thousand bushels, are down 80 percent from last year. Off-farm stocks, at 19.8 million bushels, are down 27 percent from September 1, 2020. The June – August 2021 indicated disappearance from all positions is 20.6 million bushels, down 51 percent from the same period a year ago.

    Old crop sunflower stocks in all positions on September 1, 2021 totaled 388 million pounds, up 100 percent from a year ago. All stocks stored on farms totaled 68.1 million pounds and off-farm stocks totaled 320 million pounds.

    Stocks of oil type sunflower seed are 298 million pounds; of this total, 60.3 million pounds are on-farm stocks and 238 million pounds are off-farm stocks. Non-oil sunflower stocks totaled 89.6 million pounds, with 7.80 million pounds stored on the farm and 81.8 million pounds stored off the farm.

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