KSU “Quick Analysis” Calcs of USDA March 31st Reports – 2014 Acreage, 3/1 Stocks, and Dec-Feb14 Grain Use Results versus expectations and last 2-3 years

A KSU “quick analysis” worksheet of the key grain marketing-related information found in the March 31st USDA U.S. Prospective Plantings and Quarterly Grain Stocks Reports can be found on the Kansas State University AgManager.info website (http://www.agmanager.info/).

The specific web address for this downloadable MS Excel Spreadsheet is found here:  http://www.agmanager.info/marketing/outlook/newletters/default.asp

The spreadsheet contains a comparison of USDA March 31, 2014 USDA U.S. crop planted acreage, quarterly stocks and implicit Dec-Feb grain usage estimates compared to a) prereport trade estimates, b) the three years of acreage, March 1st Stocks, and Dec-Feb grain usage.  Key information is contained on the following:

https://i1.wp.com/farmprogress.com/cdfm/Faress1/author/254/2013/5/how_corn_planting_dates_correlate_yield_iowa_1_635045871513272194.jpg

U.S. Corn being Planted in the Corn Belt in Past Years (Source: http://farmprogress.com/)

https://i2.wp.com/www.purdue.edu/uns/images/2012/soybean-planting.jpg

Planting Soybeans in Indiana in 2012 (source: https://www.purdue.edu/)

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