Southern Region NASS Releases Details of Oklahoma and Texas Production from Friday's USDA ReportsSun, 10 Feb 2019 06:20:42 CST
The southern plains regional office of the National Ag Statistics Office of USDA representing Oklahoma and Texas released several regional breakdowns of the USDA Reports released on Friday, February 8, 2019. Among the reports that offered the regional breakdown were the annual summary of 2018 production, grain stocks and wheat seedings.
Annual Crop Production for 2018
The southern region put together Oklahoma and Texas production information for three crops- cotton, sorghum and corn:
Oklahoma Upland Cotton production totaled 750 thousand bales, 26 percent lower than 2017. Yield averaged 637 pounds per acre, compared with 882 pounds last year. Acreage harvested, at 565 thousand acres, is up 2 percent from last year.
Texas Upland Cotton production totaled 6.90 million bales, 26 percent lower than 2017. Yield averaged 720 pounds per acre, compared with 809 pounds last year. Acreage harvested, at 4.60 million acres, is down 16 percent from last year.
Oklahoma corn production totaled 37.5 million bushels, down 2 percent from the previous year. Statewide yields averaged 134 bushels per acre, 8 bushels higher than 2017. Acres harvested for grain, at 280 thousand, are down 8 percent from last year.
Oklahoma sorghum production totaled 12.0 million bushels, down 23 percent from last year. Yield averaged 50 bushels per acre, down 3 bushels from the previous year. Acres harvested, at 240 thousand acres, are 19 percent lower than 2017.
The report of Annual Crop Production can be seen in full in PDF form with graphs by clicking on the PDF link Called Annual Crop Production at the bottom of this story.
The grain stocks estimates are based on surveys conducted during the first two weeks of December. Data provided by Oklahoma and Texas operators are the foundation of the estimates for the Southern Plains region. Separate surveys are conducted to obtain the on-farm and off-farm estimates. We would like to thank all operators who responded to the survey. Results from the next quarterly survey will be made available on March 29, 2019.
Oklahoma stocks of wheat in all positions on December 1, at 116 million bushels, were down 19 percent from the 2017 level of 144 million bushels. Off-farm wheat stocks, at 113 million bushels were 19 percent lower than December 1, 2017.
Texas stocks of wheat in all positions on December 1, at 104 million bushels, were down 1 percent from the 2017 level of 105 million bushels. Off-farm wheat stocks, at 101 million bushels were 2 percent lower than December 1, 2017.
Oklahoma off-farm sorghum stocks, at 4.14 million bushels, were 43 percent below December 1, 2017. On-farm sorghum stocks are not published for the state.
Oklahoma off-farm corn stocks on December 2018, at 13.4 million bushels, were up 10 percent from a year earlier. On-farm corn stocks are not published for Oklahoma.
The Grain Stocks summary report for the southern region is available at the bottom of this story- click on the PDF called Grain Stocks. (includes graphs and additional Texas info)
Wheat and Canola Seedings
Oklahoma seedings for the 2019 wheat crop are forecast at 4.20 million acres, down 5 percent from last year. Canola seedings are forecast at 30.0 thousand, down 57 percent from last year.
Texas seedings for the 2019 wheat crop are forecast at 4.50 million acres, unchanged from last year.
The report for Seedings can be seen with graphs by clicking on the PDF below called WheatSeedings.
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