LINCOLN, NE, January 10, 2014 -- Nebraska corn stocks in all positions on December 1, 2013 totaled 1.25 billion bushels, up 30 percent from 2012, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Of the total, 760 million bushels are stored on farms, up 33 percent from a year ago. Off-farm stocks, at a record high 489 million bushels, are up 26 percent from last year.

Soybeans stored in all positions totaled 164 million bushels, up 17 percent from last year. On-farm stocks of 39 million bushels are down 7 percent from a year ago, while off-farm stocks, at 125 million bushels, are up 27 percent from 2012.

Wheat stored in all positions totaled 36.2 million bushels, down 24 percent from a year ago. On-farm stocks of 2.90 million bushels are down 24 percent from 2012 and off-farm stocks of 33.3 million bushels are also down 24 percent from last year.

Sorghum stored in all positions totaled 6.57 million bushels, up 81 percent from 2012. On-farm stocks of 750,000 are up 7 percent and off farm holdings of 5.82 million are near double last year.

Hay stocks on Nebraska farms totaled 3.8 million tons on December 1, 2013, up 25 percent from a year earlier.

Grain storage capacity in Nebraska totaled 2.04 billion bushels, up 41.7 million bushels from December 1, 2012. Total grain storage capacity is comprised of 1.15 billion bushels of on-farm storage, up 20 million bushels from last year, and 885 million bushels of off-farm storage, up 21.7 million bushels from 2012.

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