Nebraska corn stocks up 5 percent from last year

Nebraska corn stocks in all positions on March 1, 2017 totaled 1.00 billion bushels, up 5 percent from 2016, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Of the total, 590 million bushels are stored on farms, up 11 percent from a year ago. Off-farm stocks, at 412 million bushels, are down 3 percent from last year.

Soybeans stored in all positions totaled 138 million bushels, up 17 percent from last year. On-farm stocks of 45.0 million bushels are up 10 percent from a year ago and off-farm stocks, at 92.7 million bushels, are up 20 percent from 2016.

Wheat stored in all positions totaled 61.8 million bushels, up 45 percent from a year ago. On-farm stocks of 3.40 million bushels are up 17 percent from 2016 and off-farm stocks of 58.4 million bushels are up 47 percent from last year.

Sorghum stored in all positions totaled 10.6 million bushels, up 27 percent from 2016. On-farm stocks of 690 thousand bushels are up 15 percent from a year ago and off-farm holdings of 9.89 million bushels are up 27 percent from last year.

On-farm oat stocks totaled 400 thousand bushels, down 47 percent from 2016.

Find agricultural statistics for the county, state, and the nation at www.nass.usda.gov

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