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All Wheat Stocks Stored in Northwest Region Down 23 Percent from March 1, 2017

A wheat field at Lukes Gulch, pictured in July.

Photo by Lorie Palmer
A wheat field at Lukes Gulch, pictured in July.



Wheat

All wheat stored in all positions on March 1, 2018 totaled 39.0 million bushels in Idaho, down from 55.4 million bushels a year ago, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Off-farm stocks were down 41 percent, while on-farm stocks were unchanged compared to the previous year.

In Oregon, wheat stored in all positions totaled 22.6 million bushels, down from 27.7 million bushels a year ago. Off-farm stocks were down 12 percent, while on-farm stocks were down 50 percent compared to the previous year.

In Washington, wheat stored in all positions totaled 82.9 million bushels, down from 104 million bushels a year ago. Off-farm stocks were down 18 percent, while on-farm stocks were down 39 percent compared to the previous year.

Nationally, wheat stored in all positions totaled 1.49 billion bushels, down from 1.66 billion bushels a year ago. Off-farm stocks were down 6 percent, while on-farm stocks were down 26 percent compared to the previous year.

Barley

Barley stocks in all positions on March 1, 2018 totaled 34.9 million bushels in Idaho, down from 36.6 million bushels a year ago. Off-farm stocks were down 9 percent, while on-farm stocks were up 4 percent compared to the previous year.

In Oregon, barley stored in all positions totaled 640,000 bushels, up from 617,000 bushels a year ago. Off-farm stocks were down 9 percent, while on-farm stocks were up 30 percent compared to the previous year.

In Washington, barley stored in all positions totaled 2.84 million bushels, down from 4.23 million bushels a year ago. Off-farm stocks were down 29 percent, while on-farm stocks were down 46 percent compared to the previous year.

Nationally, barley stored in all positions totaled 129 million bushels, down from 145 million bushels a year ago. Off-farm stocks were down 8 percent, while on-farm stocks were down 14 percent compared to the previous year.

Oats

Oats stored in off-farm locations on March 1, 2018 totaled 125,000 bushels in Idaho, down from 323,000 bushels a year ago.

In Oregon, oats stored in off-farm locations totaled 360,000 bushels, down from 434,000 bushels a year ago.

In Washington, oats stored in off-farm locations totaled 44,000 bushels, down from 78,000 bushels the previous year. Nationally, oats stored in all positions totaled 55.1 million bushels, down from 63.2 million bushels a year ago. Off-farm stocks were down 7 percent, while on-farm stocks were down 23 percent compared to the previous year.



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