Smaller Barley Crop



WASHINGTON - Jul 12/17 - SNS -- U.S. barley production is forecast at 143 million bushels, down 28% from 2016, according to the latest USDA crop forecast.

Based on conditions as of July 1, the average yield for the United States is forecast at 73.5 bushels per acre, down 4.4 bushels from last year. Area harvested for grain or seed, at 1.95 million acres, is unchanged from the Acreage report released on June 30, 2017, but down 24% from 2016. When compared with last year, the largest yield decreases are expected in North Dakota and Washington due to dry conditions. A record high yield is forecast in Colorado.

Barley Area Harvested, Yield, and Production - States and United States: 2016 and
Forecasted July 1, 2017
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                :   Area harvested    :   Yield per acre    :     Production
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      State     :   2016   :   2017   :   2016   :   2017   :   2016   :   2017
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                :     1,000 acres        ---- bushels ---        1,000 bushels
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Arizona ........:     15         19      128.0      125.0       1,920      2,375
California .....:     55         35       75.0       66.0       4,125      2,310
Colorado .......:     74         54      129.0      135.0       9,546      7,290
Idaho ..........:    580        480      107.0      102.0      62,060     48,960
Minnesota ......:     79         85       66.0       67.0       5,214      5,695
Montana ........:    780        550       60.0       56.0      46,800     30,800
North Dakota ...:    640        410       67.0       55.0      42,880     22,550
Virginia .......:     12         10       67.0       71.0         804        710
Washington .....:     93         96       77.0       65.0       7,161      6,240
Wyoming ........:     82         62       96.0       93.0       7,872      5,766
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Other States 1/ :    148        145       73.6       70.8      10,900     10,271
                :
United States ..:  2,558      1,946       77.9       73.5     199,282    142,967
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1/ Other States include: Delaware, Maryland, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Utah.
   Individual State level estimates will be published in the "Small Grains 2017
   Summary."