Kansas wheat stocks check in at 14% above


Kansas wheat stocks in all positions total 168.9 million bushels June 1, 14% above last June, says the Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service.

Wheat stored at off-farm locations (mills, elevators, warehouses and processors) totaled 161.9 million bushels, which accounts for 96% of the total grain stocks. wheat stocks in off-farm positions are at their highest level since June, 1987.

Sorghum grain in all positions total 52.2 million bushels, 4% above last year's level. Off-farm stocks accounted for 39.2 million bushels and on-farm stocks for 13 million bushels.

Kansas corn stocks in all locations, at 107.1 million bushels, are 15% higher than last June. Off-farm stocks are 74.1 million bushels, which account for 71% of the total corn stocks. On-farm stocks, at 33 million bushels, are down 2 million bushels from last June.

Off-farm oat stocks are 624,000 bushels, up 25% from last June.

Kansas soybeans in all locations total 26.1 million bushels, a 14% increase from June, 1999. Off-farm stocks, at 19.1 million bushels, are up 25% from last year and account for 73% of the total soybean stocks. On-farm stocks total 7 million bushels, down 500,000 bushels from the previous year's stocks.

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