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Record Feed Grain Production Projected for 2012/13

by 5m Editor
17 May 2012, at 9:35am

US - Feed grain production for 2012/13 is projected at 390 million metric tons, up from 324 million the previous year.

An anticipated large corn crop in addition to a recovering production for sorghum, barley, and oats boosts the production outlook. According to the USDA's Feed Outlook report for May 2012, with the exception of barley, acreage is projected higher for the four feed grains, and yields are projected up.

For corn, sorghum, barley and oats combined, US planted area is up 5.6 million acres. Harvested area is projected at 98.3 million acres, up from 91.1 million last season.

2012/13 beginning feed grain stocks are projected at 24.2 million tons, the lowest since 1996/97. Total 2012/13 feed grain supply is projected at a record high 416 million tons.

As a result of higher usage and exports of feed, total US feed grain use is expected to rise by 30.9 million tons to 365 million tons.

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