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On-Farm Storage of Oats Up 53 Percent
Iowa Ag Connection - 01/13/2020

Corn stored in all positions in Iowa on December 1, 2019, totaled 2.14 billion bushels, down 2 percent from December 1, 2018, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service -- Grain Stocks report. Of the total stocks, 62 percent were stored on-farm. The September - November indicated disappearance totaled 845 million bushels, 7 percent above the 794 million bushels from the same period the previous year.

Soybeans stored in all positions in Iowa on December 1, 2019, totaled 514 million bushels, 3 percent below the 528 million bushels on hand December 1, 2018. Of the total stocks, 43 percent were stored on-farm. Indicated disappearance for September - November is 146 million bushels, 32 percent above the 111 million bushels from the same quarter the previous year.

Oats stored on-farm in Iowa on December 1, 2019, totaled 1.30 million bushels, up 53 percent from December 1, 2018.

All hay stored on Iowa farms as of December 1, 2019, is estimated at 2.18 million tons, an increase of 6 percent from December 1, 2018, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service -- Crop Production report. This is the third lowest recorded amount of hay stored in December. Disappearance from May 1, 2019, through December 1, 2019, totaled 1.28 million tons, compared with 1.30 million tons for the same period in 2018.

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