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Missouri grain stocks
Old crop corn stocks in all positions on Sept. 1, 2014, totaled 24.0 million bushels, up 39 percent from Sept. 1, 2013. On-farm stocks totaled 8.50 million bushels, while off-farm stocks totaled 15.5 million bushels. The June – August 2014 indicated disappearance is 58.2 million bushels, up 71 percent from the same period last year.
Old crop soybean stocks in all positions on Sept. 1, 2014 totaled 5.15 million bushels, down 32 percent from Sept. 1, 2013. On-farm stocks totaled 1.45 million bushels, while off-farm stocks totaled 3.70 million bushels. The June – August 2014 indicated disappearance is 13.2 million bushels, up 32 percent from the same period last year.
All wheat stocks in all positions on Sept. 1, 2014 totaled 31.9 million bushels, down 7 percent from Sept.1, 2013. On-farm stocks totaled 4.40 million bushels, while off-farm stocks totaled 27.5 million bushels. The June – August 2014 indicated disappearance is 20.3 million bushels, down 39 percent from the same period last year.
Missouri small grains
2014 summary
Winter wheat: Harvested area in 2014 is estimated at 740,000 acres, down 25 percent from the previous year. The winter wheat yield is estimated at 58 bushels per acre, up 1 bushel from 2013. Production is estimated at 42.9 million bushels, 24 percent below the previous year.
Oats: Harvested area in 2014, at 13,000 acres, is down 7 percent from the previous year. The oat yield is estimated at 65 bushels per acre, up 12 bushels from 2013. Production is estimated at 845,000 bushels, 14 percent above the previous year.
Crop progress and condition
There were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending Sept. 28. Statewide, temperatures averaged 65.1 degrees, which is 2.5 degrees above normal. Rainfall averaged 0.03 inches statewide. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 4 percent very short, 23 percent short, 64 percent adequate, and 9 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 3 percent very short, 29 percent short, 63 percent adequate, and 5 percent surplus. Corn mature reached 87 percent, up 11 percentage points from last week. Corn harvest was 33 percent complete, 8 percentage points ahead of last year but 14 percentage points behind the 5-year average. Corn moisture at harvest was 19 percent. Corn condition was rated 86 percent good to excellent. Soybeans turning color progressed to 78 percent. Soybeans dropping leaves progressed to 48 percent. Soybean harvest was 4 percent complete. Soybean condition was rated 72 percent good to excellent. Cotton bolls opening progressed to 68 percent. Rice harvest progressed to 47 percent complete. Pasture condition was rated 2 percent very poor, 14 percent poor, 39 percent fair, 37 percent good, and 8 percent excellent.

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