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Jan. 10 Grain Stocks: On- and Off-Farm Grain Storage Capacity

January 10, 2014
 
 

On-Farm Grain Storage Capacity Up Slightly from Last Year

 
The United States on-farm storage capacity totaled 13.0 billion bushels on December 1, 2013, up less than one percent from December 1, 2012. Iowa continues to lead all States with 2.05 billion bushels of on-farm storage capacity followed by Illinois with 1.46 billion bushels. Other major States include Minnesota with 1.45 billion bushels, Nebraska with 1.15 billion bushels, North Dakota with 880 million bushels, and Indiana with 800 million bushels of on-farm storage capacity. These six States account for 60 percent of the Nation's on-farm storage capacity. On-farm grain storage capacity includes all bins, cribs, sheds, and other structures located on farms that are normally used to store whole grains, oilseeds, or pulse crops.
 
 

Off-Farm Grain Storage Capacity and Facilities

 
Capacity of off-farm commercial grain storage in the United States totaled 10.4 billion bushels on December 1, 2013, up 1 percent from December 1, 2012. The largest increase occurred in North Dakota where an additional 23.0 million bushels of capacity was added since December 1, 2012. Other notable increases were shown in Nebraska, where capacity increased 21.7 million bushels, and Kansas, where capacity increased 20.0 million bushels from a year ago.
 
Illinois and Iowa remained the two largest off-farm storage capacity States during 2013 with 1.45 billion and 1.40 billion bushels respectively. Kansas was the third largest followed by Nebraska and Minnesota. These five States accounted for 52 percent of the Nation's off-farm storage capacity on December 1, 2013.
 
Off-farm grain storage capacity includes all elevators, warehouses, terminals, merchant mills, other storage, and oilseed crushers which store whole grains, soybeans, canola, flaxseed, mustard seed, safflower, sunflower, rapeseed, Austrian winter peas, dry edible peas, lentils, and chickpeas/garbanzo beans. Capacity data exclude facilities used to store only rice or peanuts, oilseed crushers processing only cottonseed or peanuts, tobacco warehouses, seed warehouses, and storage facilities that handle only dry edible beans, other than chickpeas/garbanzo beans.
 
Off-farm storage facilities totaled 8,783 on December 1, 2013, down slightly from December 1, 2012. States with the largest number of facilities include Iowa with 900, Illinois with 850, Kansas with 715, Minnesota with 585, and Nebraska with 482.

 

Charts are below.

 

 

See the full report.

    On-Farm Storage Capacity - States and United States: December 1, 2012 and 2013 [Excludes Alaska and Hawaii] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------      State     :               2012               :               2013                -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                :                           million bushels                                           :                                                                      Alabama .......:                  35                                 35               Arkansas ......:                 200                                205               Colorado ......:                 170                                170               Georgia .......:                  60                                 60               Idaho .........:                 130                                130               Illinois ......:               1,460                              1,460               Indiana .......:                 800                                800               Iowa ..........:               2,050                              2,050               Kansas ........:                 380                                380               Kentucky ......:                 200                                200                              :                                                                      Michigan ......:                 290                                290               Minnesota .....:               1,450                              1,450               Mississippi ...:                 110                                110               Missouri ......:                 510                                510               Montana .......:                 345                                345               Nebraska ......:               1,130                              1,150               New York ......:                 115                                120               North Carolina :                 100                                100               North Dakota ..:                 865                                880               Ohio ..........:                 530                                530                              :                                                                      Oklahoma ......:                  75                                 75               Oregon ........:                  55                                 55               Pennsylvania ..:                 150                                160               South Dakota ..:                 690                                690               Tennessee .....:                  75                                 80               Texas .........:                 160                                160               Virginia ......:                  55                                 55               Washington ....:                  75                                 75               Wisconsin .....:                 365                                375                              :                                                                      Unallocated 1/ :                 310                                310                              :                                                                      United States .:              12,940                             13,010               ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/ Includes Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, New     England, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Carolina, Utah, West Virginia, and             Wyoming.                                                                                Off-Farm Storage Facilities - States and United States: December 1, 2012 and 2013 [Excludes Alaska and Hawaii] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                :           Facilities            :     Off-farm storage capacity                     :---------------------------------------------------------------------      State     :December 1, 2012:December 1, 2013:December 1, 2012 :December 1, 2013  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                :     ------- number -------          ------- 1,000 bushels ------                    :                                                                      Alabama .......:        68               68              35,000            35,000     Arizona .......:        22               22              20,000            20,000     Arkansas ......:       150              150             276,000           281,000     California ....:       123              124              92,000            92,000     Colorado ......:       112              113             127,000           125,000     Delaware ......:        16               16              22,000            22,000     Florida .......:        18               17               5,200             5,200     Georgia .......:       113              111              52,000            52,000     Idaho .........:       141              139             123,000           123,000     Illinois ......:       850              850           1,451,000         1,451,000                    :                                                                      Indiana .......:       400              395             467,900           478,700     Iowa ..........:       890              900           1,390,000         1,400,000     Kansas ........:       715              715             980,000         1,000,000     Kentucky ......:       160              155              72,000            74,000     Louisiana .....:        27               27             115,000           115,000     Maryland ......:        48               48              47,000            49,000     Michigan ......:       201              206             200,000           210,000     Minnesota .....:       585              585             690,000           690,000     Mississippi ...:        59               53              66,300            63,900     Missouri ......:       335              335             240,000           245,000                    :                                                                      Montana .......:       157              157              81,700            81,300     Nebraska ......:       484              482             863,470           885,130     New England ...:        18               18               5,790             5,790     New Mexico ....:        18               18              13,500            13,500     New York ......:        38               41              37,600            37,600     North Carolina :       170              165              85,000            88,000     North Dakota ..:       342              346             357,000           380,000     Ohio ..........:       399              395             420,500           425,200     Oklahoma ......:       224              224             235,000           235,000     Oregon ........:        82               78              56,000            56,000                    :                                                                      Pennsylvania ..:       164              164              37,000            38,000     South Carolina :        51               50              18,700            18,700     South Dakota ..:       241              240             302,000           310,000     Tennessee .....:       150              150              61,000            61,000     Texas .........:       460              460             640,000           640,000     Utah ..........:        41               40              17,000            17,000     Virginia ......:        78               77              35,000            35,000     Washington ....:       249              248             217,600           222,200     Wisconsin .....:       370              370             320,000           335,000     Wyoming .......:        18               17              10,000            10,000                    :                                                                      Unallocated 1/ :        14               14               3,580             4,180                    :                                                                      United States .:     8,801            8,783          10,288,840        10,430,400     ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/ Includes New Jersey, Nevada, and West Virginia                                      
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