Mustard Seedngs Sink 26% in U.S.



WASHINGTON - Jun 30/17 - SNS -- Planted area of mustard seed is estimated at 76,000 acres, down 26% from 2016 but still represents the second highest area since 2008, according to the USDA's seeded area estimates for 2017.

Mustard seed area for harvest is forecast at 72,100 acres, down 27% from the previous year. Acreage planted to rapeseed is estimated at 12,500 acres, up 1,500 acres from 2016.

Area planted to rapeseed for the Nation is the second highest on record since records began in 1991, but this is largely due to a change in the States included in the rapeseed program starting in 2016. Harvested rapeseed area is forecast at 11,700 acres.

Other Oilseeds Area Planted and Harvested - United States: 2016 and 2017
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                :         Area planted          :        Area harvested
      Crop      :---------------------------------------------------------------
                :     2016      :     2017      :     2016      :    2017 1/
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                :                          1,000 acres
                :
Rapeseed 2/ ....:      11.0           12.5            10.5            11.7
Mustard seed 3/ :     103.1           76.0            98.2            72.1
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1/ Forecasted.
2/ Rapeseed program States include Idaho, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota,
   Oregon, and Washington.
3/ Mustard seed program States include Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, and
   Washington.