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Iowa Tops Nation in Total Storage Capacity
Iowa Ag Connection - 02/12/2019

Corn stored in all positions in Iowa on December 1, 2018, totaled 2.18 billion bushels, down 9 percent from December 1, 2017, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service -- Grain Stocks report. Of the total stocks, 63 percent were stored on-farm. The September - November indicated disappearance totaled 803 million bushels, 11 percent above the 726 million bushels from the same period last year.

Soybeans stored in all positions in Iowa on December 1, 2018, totaled 528 million bushels, 8 percent above the 487 million bushels on hand December 1, 2017. Of the total stocks, 47 percent were stored on-farm. Indicated disappearance for September - November is 124 million bushels, 6 percent below the 132 million bushels from the same quarter last year.

Oats stored on-farm in Iowa on December 1, 2018, totaled 850 thousand bushels, down 51 percent from December 1, 2017.

Iowa on-farm storage capacity on December 1, 2018, was 2.10 billion bushels, unchanged from December 1, 2017, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service -- Grain Stocks report. Iowa's 870 off-farm storage facilities have a storage capacity of 1.50 billion bushels, up 30 million from the previous year. As of December 1, 2018, Iowa had a total of 3.60 billion bushels of storage capacity, the largest total storage capacity of any state.

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