Crops

Managing The 2016 Crop

Managing The 2016 Crop

11/2/2016

We have a huge challenge ahead of us. U.S. 2016 production of corn, soybeans, wheat and sorghum hit an all-time record high 22.1 billion bushels, on top of beginning inventories of 2.9 billion bushels. Elevators and farmers alike will be stretched to house this massive stockpile of 25+ billion bushels, which doesn't include other crops such as barley, rye and oats. USDA last showed on-farm plus commercial storage capacity at 24.2B bushels, and although more bins have been built this year, ground piles and other temporary storage will be a common site this fall.

Tags: Crops, Forage, Silage