Colorado Grain Stocks Report

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Published Friday, January 12, 2018

All corn stocks in Colorado on December 1, 2017 were 119.70 million bushels, up 12 percent from December 1, 2016, according to the December 1 Agricultural Survey and December Grain Stocks Report conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. All corn stocks stored on farms amounted to 69.00 million bushels, up 11 percent from a year ago. All corn stored off farms amounted to 50.70 million bushels, up 13 percent from a year ago. Off-farm sorghum stocks totaled 6.01 million bushels. Off-farm oat stocks in Colorado were estimated at 67,000 bushels, up 24 percent from last year. Off-farm barley stocks totaled 7.41 million bushels, down 1 percent from last year. 

All wheat stocks in Colorado on December 1, 2017 were 53.06 million bushels, down 24 percent from December 1, 2016. All wheat stocks stored on farms amounted to 12.50 million bushels, down 38 percent from a year ago. All wheat stored off farms amounted to 40.56 million bushels, down 19 percent from a year ago. Other Colorado grain stocks were not published separately to avoid disclosing data for individual operations. 

Colorado's on-farm storage capacity totaled 180.00 million bushels on December 1, 2017, unchanged from the December 1, 2016 estimate. Capacity of off-farm commercial grain storage in Colorado totaled 136.00 million bushels on December 1, 2017, up 2 percent from December 1, 2016.