Commercial Stocks of the Major Special Crops Survey (CSMS)
Stock of grains of establishment, category
Stock of grains refers to a position in, or holding of, grains at a point in time. Stocks measure the quantity of grains present on farm or in commercial holdings at a point in time.
Establishment refers to the level at which accounting data required to measure production is available (principal inputs, revenues, salaries and wages). The establishment, as a statistical unit, is defined as the most homogeneous unit of production for which the business maintains accounting records from which it is possible to assemble all the data elements required to compile the full structure of the gross value of production (total sales or shipments, and inventories), the cost of materials and services, and labour and capital used in production.