October 18, 2012
Spring wheat production in Minnesota, is estimated at 74.7 million bushels, up 8 percent from 2011, according to the USDA-NASS Minnesota Field Office.
Spring wheat yield, at 57 bushels per acre, is up 11 bushels from 2011. Spring wheat harvested area for grain is 1.31 million acres, down 13 percent from last year.
Winter wheat production, at 2.04 million bushels, is up 40 percent from last year. Winter wheat harvested area is 37,000 acres, up 42 percent from last year. Winter wheat yield, at 55.0 bushels per acre, is down 1 bushel from 2011.
Minnesota Small Grains Production Up This Season
Oat production is estimated at 8.40 million bushels, up 41 percent from last year. Harvested area for grain is 135,000 acres, up 23 percent from 2011's record low. Oat yield, at 62.0 bushels per acre, is up 8 bushels from last year.
Barley production, at 5.70 million bushels, is up 86 percent from last year. Barley harvested area at 100,000 acres, is up 67 percent from last year's record low. Barley yield, at 57.0 bushels per acre, is up 6 bushels from 2011.
Minnesota September 1 all-corn and soybean stocks are down from last year, the field office staff report.
Old crop corn stocks in all positions totaled 102 million bushels, a 32 percent decrease from a year earlier, based on the September 1 Grain Stocks Survey, and the lowest September stocks level since 1997. On-farm storage of 33.0 million bushels is a decrease of 42 percent from the previous year. Off-farm stocks, at 68.6 million bushels, are down 25 percent from a year ago.
Old crop soybeans stored in all positions totaled 15.7 million bushels, a 38 percent decrease from a year earlier. Soybean stocks stored on farms totaled 4.40 million bushels, down 17 percent from a year ago.
Based on an analysis of end-of-marketing year stock estimates, disappearance data for exports and crushings, and farm program administrative data, the 2011 soybean production is revised to 275 million bushels. Harvested area is revised to 7.04 million acres. The 2011 yield, revised to 39.0 bushels per acre, is up 0.5 bushel from the previous estimate.
All wheat stored in all positions totaled 74.6 million bushels, up 7 percent from a year ago. On-farm stocks at 40 million bushels, down 9 percent, accounted for 54 percent of the total.
Barley stocks in all positions totaled 9.86 million bushels, up 1 percent from 2011's record low for September. On-farm stocks at 3.10 million bushels, up 29 percent from 2011's record low, accounted for 31 percent of the total.
Oat stocks in all positions totaled 29.9 million bushels, up 4 percent from September 1, 2011. On-farm storage of 4.50 million bushels was a decrease of 12 percent from last year, and a record low for September.
Source: USDA-NASS Minnesota Field Office
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