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October 2, 2017
Virginia Farmers Storing More Wheat, Barley and Oats than Last Year
Contact: Dawn Eischen, VDACS – 804.786.1904; NASS – Herman Ellison, 804.771.2493 or 800.772.0670

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) September Grain Stocks report shows more Virginia wheat, barley and oat stocks have been stored in off-farm facilities than last September.

According to NASS, as of Sept. 1, Virginia wheat stocks stored off the farm totaled 7.82 million bushels compared to 7.37 million bushels stored off the farm a year earlier.

Off-farm stocks for barley totaled 264,000 bushels, up from 210,000 bushels stored last September.

Oat stocks stored off the farm totaled 17,000 bushels and are up 3,000 bushels from last September.

Virginia corn stocks stored in off-farm facilities totaled 2.11 million bushels, compared to 2.18 million bushels stored off-farm during the same time last year.

Storing grain stocks maintains grain integrity and creates a more stable food supply.

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