Montana corn down from last year, barley is up

Off-farm corn stocks in Montana on Sept. 1, were 28,000 bushels, down 22 percent from Sept. 1, 2015, according to the September 1 Agricultural Survey and September Grain Stocks Report conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.

All oat stocks in Montana were estimated at 1.05 million bushels, down six percent from last year. On-farm oat stocks were 900,000 bushels, down 18 percent from a year ago. Oats stored off-farm were 153,000 bushels, compared to 24,000 bushels last year.

Montana barley stocks in all positions on Sept. 1 were 50.98 million bushels, up 12 percent from a year ago. Barley stored on farms totaled 39.00 million bushels, up 20 percent from last year. Off-farm barley stocks were down eight percent from a year ago to 11.98 million bushels.

All wheat stocks in Montana on Sept. 1 were 199.28 million bushels, up six percent from Sept. 1, 2015. All wheat stocks stored on farms amounted to 162.00 million bushels, up five percent from a year ago. All wheat stored off farms amounted to 37.28 million bushels, up 10 percent from a year ago. Durum wheat stocks on Sept. 1 were 24.48 million bushels, up 52 percent from a year ago. Durum wheat stocks stored on farms amounted to 23.00 million bushels, up 64 percent from a year ago. Durum wheat stored off farms amounted to 1.48 million bushels, down 30 percent from a year ago.

Other Montana grain stocks were not published separately to avoid disclosing data for individual operations.

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