Record U.S. Canola Plantings



WASHINGTON - Jun 30/17 - SNS -- Producers planted a record high 2.16 million acres of canola in 2017, up 26% from 2016, according to the USDA's seeded area estimates for 2017.

This year's planted area is 22% higher than the previous record high from 2015. Compared with last year, all eight States showed an increase in planted area.

Planted area in North Dakota, the leading canola-producing State, is estimated at a record high 1.70 million acres, up 16% from last year. In addition to North Dakota, record highs were also set in Montana and Washington. The harvested area for the Nation is forecast at a record high 2.11 million acres, an increase of 25% from last year.

Canola Area Planted and Harvested - States and United States: 2016 and 2017
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                :         Area planted          :        Area harvested
      State     :---------------------------------------------------------------
                :     2016      :     2017      :     2016      :    2017 1/
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                :                          1,000 acres
                :
Idaho ..........:       21.0            25.0            20.5            24.3
Kansas .........:       25.0            50.0            23.0            45.0
Minnesota ......:       29.0            30.0            27.5            28.5
Montana ........:       62.0           130.0            60.0           126.0
North Dakota ...:    1,460.0         1,700.0         1,445.0         1,690.0
Oklahoma .......:       80.0           160.0            75.0           135.0
Oregon .........:        4.0             6.0             3.7             5.5
Washington .....:       33.0            60.0            31.0            57.0
                :
United States ..:    1,714.0         2,161.0         1,685.7         2,111.3
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1/ Forecasted.