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Ohio Corn, Soybean, Wheat Stocks Lower than Last Year
Ohio Ag Connection - 01/13/2020

On December 1, 2019, Ohio corn stocks totaled 406 million bushels, approximately 23 percent below a year earlier, according to Cheryl Turner, state statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. About 67 percent of the corn was stored on farms. The first quarter disappearance was 104 million bushels, compared with 174 million bushels a year earlier.

Soybean stocks on December 1, 2019, were 208 million bushels. That was 17 percent lower than stocks a year earlier. The first quarter indicated disappearance was 44.8 million bushels, compared with 53.7 million bushels during the same period a year ago. Farm stocks of soybeans were 115 million bushels.

Wheat stocks on December 1, 2019, were 45.0 million bushels, 39 percent below a year ago. About 99 percent of wheat stocks were in commercial storage. Second quarter indicated disappearance was 15.5 million bushels, compared with 3.39 million bushels during the same period last year.

Corn stored in all positions on December 1, 2019, totaled 11.4 billion bushels, down 5 percent from December 1, 2018. Of the total stocks, 7.18 billion bushels were stored on farms, down 4 percent from a year earlier. Off-farm stocks, 4.21 billion bushels, were down 6 percent from a year ago. The September - November 2019 indicated disappearance was 4.52 billion bushels, compared with 4.54 billion bushels during the same period last year. Soybeans stored in all positions on December 1, 2019, totaled 3.25 billion bushels, down 13 percent from December 1, 2018.

Soybean stocks stored on farms were estimated at 1.53 billion bushels, down 21 percent from a year ago. Off-farm stocks, 1.73 billion bushels, were down 5 percent from last December. Indicated disappearance for the September - November 2019 quarter totaled 1.22 billion bushels, up 8 percent from the same period a year earlier.

All wheat stored in all positions on December 1, 2019, totaled 1.83 billion bushels, down 9 percent from a year ago. On-farm stocks were estimated at 519 million bushels, up 3 percent from last December. Off-farm stocks, 1.31 billion bushels, were down 13 percent from a year ago. The September - November 2019 indicated disappearance was 512 million bushels, 35 percent above the same period a year earlier.

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