Soybean stocks in Nebraska are up 31% from a year ago, according to a March report from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.
No information was available as to the effect of subsequent flooding on those numbers.
Soybeans stored in all positions totaled 217 million bushels. On-farm stocks of 80 million bushels were up 57% from a year ago, and off-farm stocks, at 137 million bushels, were up 19% from 2018.
Nebraska corn stocks totaled 1.01 billion bushels, up 5% from 2018. Of the total, 600 million bushels were stored on farms, up 11% from a year ago. Off-farm stocks, at 406 million bushels, were down 3% from last year.
Based on a survey conducted during the first two weeks of March, farmers intend to plant 5.40 million acres of soybeans in the state this year, down 5% from last year.
Nebraska intended corn acres were estimated at 9.7 million acres, up only 1% from last year.
Winter wheat acres seeded in the fall of 2018 were estimated at about the same as last year’s record low of 1.1 million acres.
Sorghum growers in Nebraska intended to plant about 210,000 acres, down 9% from a year ago.
Oat intentions were estimated at 115,000 acres, down 8% from last year.
Dry edible bean acreage intentions were estimated at 95,000 acres, down 32% from 2018.
Beginning in 2019, chickpeas are excluded from the dry edible bean estimates.
Sugarbeet growers expected to plant 43,800 acres, down 4% from last year.
Sunflower producers expected to plant a record low 25,000 acres, down 32% from 2018.
Dry edible pea acreage intentions were estimated at 55,000 acres, down 5% from last year.