Oil Crops Outlook: January 2012
by Mark Ash
Outlook No. (OCS-12a) 18 pp, January 2012
The final estimate of the 2011 U.S. soybean crop was 3.056 billion bushels based on a
harvested acreage of 73.6 million acres and an average yield of 41.5 bushels per acre.
USDA lowered its 2011/12 forecast of soybean exports by 25 million bushels this
month to 1.275 billion while soybean crushing is forecast down 10 million bushels to
1.615 billion. Based on that lower use, season-ending soybean stocks on August 31 are
expected at 275 million bushels.
Keywords: Soybean, meal prices
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