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South Dakota wheat seedings, grain stocks & crop production reports

WINTER WHEAT SEEDINGS DOWN FROM LAST YEAR

Winter wheat seedings for the 2012 crop totalled 1.35 million acres, down 300,000 acres (18 percent) from last year, according to the South Dakota Office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. South Dakota’s previous 5 and 10 year averages for winter wheat seedings have totalled 1.77 million acres and 1.65 million acres, respectively.

CORN, SOYBEAN AND HAY STOCKS UP FROM 2010

South Dakota’s December 1, 2011, corn, soybean, sorghum and hay stocks are all up from 2010, according to the South Dakota field office of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. All wheat, oat, and barley stocks are all down from a year ago.

Corn stocks in South Dakota on December 1, 2011 totaled 538.5 million bushels, up 5 percent from last year’s total of 514.6 million bushels. On-farm stocks accounted for 380.0 million bushels, up 3 percent from last year. Off-farm stocks, at 158.5 million bushels, are up 10 percent from 2010.

Soybean stocks totaled 115.1 million bushels, up 7 percent from last year. On-farm stocks totaled 65.0 million bushels, up 20 percent from last year. Off-farm stocks, at 50.1 million bushels, are down 6 percent from last year.

All wheat stocks totaled 60.1 million bushels, down 23 percent from last year. On-farm stocks totaled 38.0 million bushels, down from 47.0 million bushels last year. Off-farm stocks, at 22.1 million bushels, are down 29 percent from last year’s 31.1 million bushels.

Oat stocks, at 2.8 million bushels, were down 49 percent from last year. On-farm stocks totaled 2.1 million bushels, down 49 percent from last year. Off-farm stocks, at 687 thousand bushels, are down 49 percent from last year’s 1.35 million bushels.

Barley on-farm stocks totaled 320 thousand bushels, down 43 percent from 2010.

Sorghum off-farm stocks, at 2.0 million bushels, are up 43 percent from last year’s 1.4 million bushels.

Hay stocks in South Dakota on December 1, 2011 totaled 8.4 million tons, up 7 percent from last year.

Grain storage capacity in South Dakota totaled 980 million bushels on December 1, 2011, up 5 percent from last year. Total grain storage capacity comprises 690 million bushels on-farm and 290 million bushels off-farm. Off-farm storage capacity increased 29.0 million bushels from last year, while on-farm storage capacity increased by 20.0 million bushels. There were 242 facilities with off-farm storage capacity on December 1, 2011, no change from a year ago.

CORN PRODUCTION UP; SOYBEAN PRODUCTION DOWN IN 2011

South Dakota’s 2011 corn production was up while soybean production was down from last year according to the year-end estimates compiled and released by the South Dakota Office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Corn for grain production in 2011 totalled 653.4 million bushels in South Dakota, up 1 percent from the November forecast and up 15 percent from 2010. The final 2011 yield, at 132 bushels per acre, is down 3 bushels from November and last year. Producers harvested 4.95 million acres of grain for 2011, up 17 percent from 2010.

Soybean production in 2011 totalled 150.59 million bushels in South Dakota, down 2 percent from the November forecast and down 4 percent from last year’s production. The average yield was 37 bushels per acre, down 1 bushel from November and last year. Harvested acres, at 4.07 million, were down 2 percent from 2010. Planted acres were down 2 percent from 2010, at 4.1 million.

All hay production is estimated at 8.625 million tons, up 1.29 million tons from 2010. The average yield at 2.43 tons per acre is up from 2.04 in 2010. Acres harvested were down 1 percent from 2010, to 3.55 million. Alfalfa hay production, at 6.35 million tons, was up 23 percent from 2010. Alfalfa hay had an average yield of 2.7 tons per acre, up from the 2.4 ton yield in 2010. Harvested acres were up 200,000 from last year, to 2.35 million. All other hay production totalled 2.28 million tons, up 5 percent from last year, and had an average yield of 1.9 ton per acre. Harvested acres, at 1.2 million, were down 250,000 acres from last year. New seedings of alfalfa in 2011 totaled 130,000 acres in South Dakota, unchanged from 2010. Newly seeded acres are normally harvested for dry hay for the first time the following year.

Total forage production from alfalfa and other hay acres was 8.771 million tons in 2011.

Sorghum for grain production in 2011 totaled 6.60 million bushels, up 25 percent from the November forecast and from 2010. Average yield, at 60.0 bushels per acre, was 2 bushels below last year. Harvested acres, at 110,000, were up 29 percent from 2010. Planted acres, at 150,000, were up 7 percent from last year.

All sunflower production in 2011 totalled 776.95 million pounds, up 1 percent from last year. Average yield, at 1,664 pounds per acre, was 103 pounds higher than last year. Planted and harvested acres totalled 485,000 and 467,000, respectively. Oil sunflower production, at 664.95 million pounds, represented 86 percent of the total. Oil sunflowers had a yield of 1,650 pounds per acre, with 403,000 acres harvested. Non-oil sunflower production totalled 112.0 million pounds and had a yield of 1,750 pounds per acre from 64,000 acres harvested.

Proso millet grain production in 2011 totalled 1.26 million bushels, down 30 percent from 2010. The average yield of 36.0 bushels per acre was up 6 bushels from a year earlier. Harvested acres, at 35,000, were down 42 percent from 2010, and acres planted, at 40,000, were down 50 percent from 2010.

Dry Edible Bean production is at 159,000 cwt., down 71,000 cwt. from last year. Yield, at 1,770 pounds per acre, is down 13 percent from 2,040 pounds last year. Harvested acres, at 9,000, are down 20 percent from last year’s 11,300 acres.

 

Source: USDA NASS SD Field Office

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