Missouri soybean stocks in all positions on June 1, 2000 totaled 34.2 million bushels, 32% less than a year earlier, according to the Missouri Agricultural Statistics Service.

On-farm stocks totaled 18.5 million bushels, while 15.7 million bushels were held in commercial facilities. Soybeans in all positions in the United States on June 1 totaled 775 million bushels, down 9% from the holdings of a year earlier.

On-farm stocks are estimated at 370 million bushels, down 19% from last June, and accounted for 48% of the June 1, 2000 holdings. Off-farm bean stocks were up 4% from the previous year to 405 million bushels.

Total corn in all positions in Missouri on June 1 amounted to 66.8 million bushels, 18% less than a year earlier. On farm stocks accounted for 42 million bushels, while off-farm corn totaled 24.8 million bushels.

Corn in all positions in the U.S. on June 1, 2000 totaled 3.59 billion bushels, down 1% from a year ago. Of the total, 2.03 billion bushels were stored on farms, 10% less than a year earlier. Off-farm corn stocks, at 1.56 billion bushels, were up 15% from the same date last year.

June 1 stocks of wheat in Missouri totaled 20.4 million bushels, 26% less than a year earlier, but still well above other recent years. About 1 million bushels were on farms and 19.4 million bushels were held off-farm.

Old crop wheat in the U.S. totaled 950 million bushels, up less than 1% from June 1, 1999. Off-farm wheat accounted for 723 million bushels and farm stocks totaled 227 million bushels.

Sorghum stocks in Missouri on June 1 totaled 4.59 million bushels, a 21% increase from a year ago. Sorghum on farms accounted for 3.2 million bushels, while 1.39 million were in commercial facilities. Stocks of sorghum in the U.S. on June 1 totaled 127 million bushels, up 9% from June 1 last year. Of the U.S. total, 27.3 million bushels were stored on farms and 99.7 million were stored commercially.

Oat stocks in the U.S. in all positions on June 1, 2000 totaled 76 million bushels, 7% less than on June 1, 1999. Farm stocks accounted for 36 million bushels and 40 million bushels were held off-farm.

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