North Dakota wheat seedings, grain stocks & crop production reports

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Winter Wheat Seedings

Winter wheat seeded area in North Dakota for harvest in 2012 is estimated at 700,000 acres, up from the 2011 crop of 400,000 acres, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, North Dakota Field Office.

December 1, 2011 Grain Stocks

All wheat stored in all positions in North Dakota on December 1, 2011 totaled 152 million bushels, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, North Dakota Field Office. This is 40 percent below last year. All wheat stocks include Durum, spring and winter wheat. On-farm stocks are estimated at 100 million bushels, down 46 percent from a year ago. Off-farm stocks, at 51.7 million bushels, are down 24 percent from a year ago. The indicated September – November 2011 disappearance is 71.8 million bushels, down 39 percent from the same period in 2010.

Durum wheat stocks in all positions totaled 24.1 million bushels, down 40 percent from a year ago. On-farm stocks, at 17.0 million bushels, are down 49 percent from December 1, 2010. Off-farm stocks, at 7.11 million bushels, are up 2 percent from a year ago. The September – November total disappearance is 8.83 million bushels, down from 20.1 million bushels a year ago.

Barley stocks in all positions totaled 21.2 million bushels, down 61 percent from a year ago. On-farm stocks, at 10.5 million bushels, are down from 36.5 million bushels a year ago. At 10.7 million bushels, off-farm stocks are down 39 percent from a year ago. Disappearance

during the quarter totaled 19.1 million bushels, up from 12.4 million bushels estimated for the same period in 2010.

Corn stocks in all positions totaled 158 million bushels, down 19 percent from last year. Of the total stocks, 110 million bushels were stored on farms, down 24 percent from December 1, 2010. Off-farm stocks, at 47.7 million bushels, are down 7 percent from a year ago. Disappearance during the quarter totaled 78.2 million bushels, 13 percent lower than a year earlier.

Soybean stocks in all positions totaled 73.4 million bushels, down slightly from 73.7 million bushels last year. On-farm stocks totaled 41.0 million bushels on December 1, 2011, compared with last year’s 40.0 million bushels. Off-farm stocks totaled 32.4 million bushels, down 4 percent from a year ago. Disappearance during the quarter totaled 47.2 million bushels, down 31 percent from last year.

Hay stocks totaled 6.10 million tons on December 1, up 14 percent from last year.

Disappearance since May 1 totaled 374,000 tons, down from last year’s 1.26 million tons.

Capacity of on-farm grain storage totaled 830 million bushels, up 40.0 million bushels from December 1, 2010. Off-farm grain storage capacity is 343 million bushels, up 2 percent from a year ago.

 2011 Annual Crop Production Summary

Corn for grain production is estimated at 216 million bushels, down 13 percent from last year according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, North Dakota Field Office. The average yield is estimated at 105 bushels per harvested acre, down 27 bushels from 2010. Area harvested for grain, at 2.06 million acres, is up from 2010’s 1.88 million.

Soybean production is estimated at 113 million bushels, up 2 percent from the November forecast but 19 percent below 2010. The average yield was 28.5 bushels per harvested acre, up 0.5 bushels from the November forecast but down 5.5 bushels from 2010. Acres harvested are estimated at 3.95 million, down from 4.07 million acres the previous year.

Oil sunflower production is estimated at 690 million pounds, down 31 percent from last year. Yield is estimated at 1,380 pounds per harvested acre, down 80 pounds from the previous year. Acres harvested are estimated at 500,000, down from 685,000 in 2010. Non-oil sunflower production is estimated at 76 million pounds, down 70 percent from last year. Yield is estimated at 1,250 pounds per harvested acre, down 190 pounds from 2010. An estimated 61,000 acres were harvested, compared with 177,000 in 2010.

Canola production for 2011 is estimated at 1.28 billion pounds, down 42 percent from 2010. Yield for the 2011 crop is 1,500 pounds per harvested acre, down from 1,720 pounds in 2010. Harvested acres totaled 850,000 acres, down from 1.27 million acres harvested from the 2010 crop.

Flaxseed production is estimated at 2.43 million bushels, down 72 percent from 2010. Yield per harvested acre is 16.5 bushels, down from 22.0 bushels the previous year. Acres harvested are estimated at 147,000 acres, compared with 388,000 in 2010.

Dry edible pea production is estimated at 1.16 million hundredweight (cwt), down 86 percent from 2010. Yield is estimated at 1,450 pounds per acre, down from 2,030 pounds last year. Acres harvested are estimated at 80,000, down 320,000 acres from 2010.

Lentil production is estimated at 824,000, down from 3.93 million cwt in 2010. Yield is estimated at 1,070 pounds per harvested acre, below last year’s yield of 1,540 pounds. Lentil acres harvested are estimated at 77,000, compared with 255,000 acres in 2010.

Sugarbeet production for 2011 is estimated at 4.61 million tons, down from 2010’s 5.67 million tons. Yield is estimated at 20.5 tons per harvested acre, down from 26.5 tons the previous year. Acres harvested are set at 225,000 acres, up from 214,000 acres the previous year.

 

Source: USDA NASS ND Field Office

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