Commodity stocks are up from last year in Ohio, Pa., and across the nation

SALEM, Ohio — Corn stocks in all positions in Ohio Dec. 1, 2009, totaled 467.9 million bushels, 30 percent above the 360.8 million bushels stored on Dec. 1, 2008.

Ohio corn stocks

On-farm stocks, at 330.0 million bushels increased 27 percent from the 260.0 million bushels on Dec. 1, 2008. On-farm stocks accounted for 71 percent of the total stored. Off-farm stocks increased 37 percent from a year ago to 137.9 million bushels.

Soybean stocks in all positions in Ohio totaled 152.4 million bushels on Dec. 1, 2009, up 24 percent from the previous December. Off-farm stocks at 52.4 million bushels are 22 percent above the 43.0 million bushels on hand Dec. 1, 2008, and accounted for 34 percent of total storage. On-farm stocks at 100.0 million bushels are up 25 percent from the 80.0 million bushels stored on farms at the same time last year.

All wheat stored in Ohio as of Dec. 1, 2009, totaled 75.7 million bushels, up 16 percent from Dec. 2008. Off-farm stocks, at 70.2 million bushels, are up 15 percent from last year and account for 93 percent of total stocks. On-farm stocks at 5.5 million bushels are up from the 4.2 million reported on Dec. 1, 2008.

Corn stored in all positions on Dec. 1, 2009, totaled 10.9 billion bushels, up 9 percent from Dec. 1, 2008. Of the total stocks, 7.45 billion bushels are stored on farms, up 15 percent from a year earlier.

Off-farm stocks, at 3.49 billion bushels, are down 3 percent from a year ago. The September-November 2009 indicated disappearance is 3.89 billion bushels, compared with 3.64 billion bushels during the same period last year.

Soybeans stored in all positions on Dec. 1, 2009, totaled 2.34 billion bushels, up 3 percent from Dec. 1, 2008. Soybean stocks stored on farms totaled 1.23 billion bushels, up 4 percent from a year ago. Off-farm stocks, at 1.11 billion bushels, are up 2 percent from last December indicated disappearance for September – November 2009 totaled 1.16 billion bushels, up 30 percent from the same period a year earlier.

All wheat stored in all positions on Dec. 1, 2009 totaled 1.77 billion bushels, up 24 percent from a year ago. On-farm stocks are estimated at 559 million bushels, up 23 percent from last December. Off-farm stocks, at 1.21 billion bushels, are up 25 percent from a year ago. The September – November 2009 indicated disappearance is 444 million bushels, up 2 percent from the same period a year earlier.

Pa. corn stocks

Meanwhile, in Pennsylvania, it’s much of the same. On-farm corn stocks amounted to 76.0 million bushels up 13 percent from last year. Off-farm stocks were 9.9 million bushels, down 2 percent from last year.

Wheat stored off farms totaled 7.6 million bushels, up from last year’s total of 7.3 million bushels.

Soybeans stored off farms totaled 3.7 million bushels down 5 percent. Barley stored off farms was 703 thousand bushel, up 4 percent. Oats stored in all positions were 3.2 million bushels, 2.6 million on farm and 624 thousand off farm, down 7 percent, 10 percent, and up 9 percent respectively.

Pennsylvania’s stocks of corn and oats are the only two commodities published on an on-farm level; all other commodities are included in an unallocated national total.

U.S. grain stocks

Nationally, corn stored in all positions Dec. 1, 2009, totaled 10.9 billion bushels, up 9 percent from Dec. 1, 2008. Of the total stocks, 7.45 billion bushels are stored on farms, up 15 percent from a year earlier.

Off-farm stocks, at 3.49 billion bushels, are down 3 percent from a year ago. The September – November 2009 indicated disappearance is 3.89 billion bushels, compared with 3.64 billion bushels during the same period last year.

Soybeans stored in all positions on Dec. 1, 2009, totaled 2.34 billion bushels, up 3 percent from Dec. 1, 2008. Soybean stocks stored on farms totaled 1.23 billion bushels, up 4 percent from a year ago.

Off-farm stocks, at 1.11 billion bushels, are up 2 percent from last December. Indicated disappearance for September – November 2009 totaled 1.16 billion bushels, up 30 percent from the same period a year earlier.

All wheat stored in all positions on Dec. 1, 2009, totaled 1.77 billion bushels, up 24 percent from a year ago.

On-farm stocks are estimated at 559 million bushels, up 23 percent from last December. Off-farm stocks, at 1.21 billion bushels, are up 25 percent from a year ago. The September – November 2009 indicated disappearance is 444 million bushels, up 2 percent from the same period a year earlier.

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