California Rough Rice Stocks Up 158 Percent from October 2013

Dan Commodity Report, Grain

California rough rice stocks in all positions on October 1, 2014 totaled 7.54 million hundredweight (cwt), up 158 percent from the total on October 1, 2013 of 2.93 million cwt. California rough rice stocks were down 31 percent from the August 1, 2014 level. Medium grain varities accounted for 89 percent of the total rough rice, while long and short …

United States Cattle on Feed Down 1 Percent

Dan Cattle, Commodity Report

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.1 million head on October 1, 2014. The inventory was 1 percent below October 1, 2013. The inventory included 6.46 million steers and steer calves, up 1 percent from the previous year. This group accounted for 64 percent …

USDA/NASS Citrus Crop Forecast has California All Oranges at 50.5 Million

Dan Citrus, Commodity Report, Crop Forecast

USDA Agricultural Statistics Administrator Candy Erick delivered the citrus crop forecast. California Non-Valencia is forecast at 40.5 million, and Valencia forecast is 10 million boxes. Harvest is expected to begin in late October or early November. USDA/NASS Citrus Crop Forecast has California All Oranges at 50.5 Million To view Southeast AgNet completed Citrus Crop Forecast Chart, please CLICK HERE.(.pdf) To …

California Navel Orange Production Forecast

Dan Citrus, Commodity Report, General

The initial 2014-15 Navel orange forecast is 81.0 million cartons. Of the total Navel orange forecast, 78.0 million cartons are estimated to be in the Central Valley. This forecast is based on the results of the 2014-15 Navel Orange Objective Measurement (O.M.) Survey, which was conducted from

Record Walnut Production Forecast

Dan Commodity Report, Tree, nut & vine crops

The 2014 California walnut production is forecast at a record 545,000 tons, up 11 percent from 2013’s production of 492,000 tons. This forecast is based on the 2014 Walnut Objective Measurement (O.M.) Survey, officially conducted by the National Agricultural Statistics Service August 1 through August 22, 2014. There were a few samples completed before August 1 for training and scheduling …

Poultry Slaughter Ready-to-Cook Weight Down

Dan Commodity Report, General, Poultry

Poultry certified wholesome during August 2014 (ready-to-cook weight) totaled 3.74 billion pounds, down 3 percent from the amount certified in August 2013. The July 2014 revised certified total at 3.89 billion pounds, was up 1 percent from July 2013. The July revision represented an increase of 572 thousand pounds from last month’s preliminary pounds certified. The preliminary total live weight …

United States Cattle on Feed Down 1 Percent

Dan Cattle, Commodity Report

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 9.8 million head on September 1, 2014. The inventory was 1 percent below September 1, 2013. Placements in feedlots during August totaled 1.72 million, 3 percent below 2013. Net placements were 1.65 million head. During August, placements of …

Citrus Utilized Production Down 15 Percent, Value Up 7 Percent

Dan Citrus, Commodity Report

Citrus utilized production for the 2013-2014 season totaled 9.4 million tons, down 15 percent from the 2012-2013 season. Florida accounted for 59 percent of the total United States citrus production, while California totaled 37 percent, and Texas and Arizona combined produced the remaining 4 percent. Total utilized citrus production was

USDA: 2013 Potato Production Down 6 Percent

Dan Commodity Report, General, Vegetables

Potato production in 2013 is revised to 435 million cwt, down 1 percent from the estimate in the January Crop Production 2013 Summary and 6 percent below the 2012 crop. Harvested area, at 1.05 million acres, is down 7 percent from 2012. The average yield of 414 cwt per acre is up 5 cwt from the previous year. Spring potato …

California Navel Orange Objective Measurement Report

Dan Citrus, Commodity Report

The initial 2014-15 Navel orange forecast is 81.0 million cartons. Of the total Navel orange forecast, 78.0 million cartons are estimated to be in the Central Valley. This forecast is based on the results of the 2014-15 Navel Orange Objective Measurement (O.M.) Survey, which was conducted from July 13 to September 2, 2014. Estimated fruit set per tree, fruit diameter,

California Walnut Objective Measurement Report

Dan Commodity Report, Tree, nut & vine crops

Record Walnut Production Forecast The 2014 California walnut production is forecast at a record 545,000 tons, up 11 percent from 2013’s production of 492,000 tons. This forecast is based on the 2014 Walnut Objective Measurement (O.M.) Survey, officially conducted by the National Agricultural Statistics Service August 1 through August 22, 2014. There were a few samples completed before August 1 …

California Fluid Milk and Dairy Products Production

Dan Commodity Report, Dairy & Livestock

Processors report milk production in California as mostly steady, with spotty occurrences of marginal volume increases. Demand is unchanged from bottlers as the school pipeline is completely full and consumer demand is at seasonal levels. Plant capacity is available for all instate milk, and a few manufacturers are shifting milk loads to accommodate maintenance projects and to maximize operating efficiencies. …

2014 California Processing Tomato Report

Dan Commodity Report, Field & Row Crops, Vegetables

Contracted production of California processing tomatoes is forecast at a record high 14.0 million tons, averaging 48.61 tons per acre, according to a survey conducted by the National Agricultural Statistics Service. The current forecasted production is 17.6 percent above the 2013 crop, but unchanged from the May forecast.

All Mushroom Sales Approach $1.12 Billion in Value

Dan Commodity Report, Specialty Crops

USDA/NASS reports sales of the 2013-2014 United States mushroom crop totaled 900 million pounds, up 1 percent from last season. Value of sales for the 2013-2014 United States mushroom crop is $1.12 billion, up 1 percent from the previous season. The number of growers, at 348, is up 44 from last season. The average price is $1.24 per pound, the …

CDFA Dairy Statistics & Trends Mid-Year Review

Dan Commodity Report, Dairy & Livestock

From January to June 2014, California recorded a 2.9 percent overall increase in milk production in comparison to the total milk production from January to June 2013. Additionally, in the first six months of 2014, California reported: total Nonfat Dry Milk (for human consumption) increased 9.2 percent; total Other-Dry Milk Products decreased 2.2 percent; total Butter production

California Ranked #2 in Total Cheese Production

Dan Commodity Report, Dairy & Livestock

June 2014 Highlights Total cheese output (excluding cottage cheese) was 916 million pounds, 0.5 percent above June 2013 but 5.2 percent below May 2014. California ranked second in the nation only behind Wisconsin for total cheese production with 195,290,000 pounds. California total production was 4.7 percent less than May 2014 and .1 percent more than June 2013 total. Italian type …