Oat Output Sinks 17%



WASHINGTON - Jul 12/17 - SNS -- U.S. oats production is forecast at 53.7 million bushels, down 17% from 2016, according to the latest USDA crop forecast.

Growers expect to harvest 880,000 acres for grain or seed, unchanged from the Acreage report released on June 30, 2017, but down 10% from last year. Based on conditions as of July 1, the average yield for the United States is forecast at 61.0 bushels per acre, down 5 bushels from 2016.

Oat 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
       State      :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
                  :   2016    :   2017    :   2016    :   2017    :   2016    :   2017
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                  :      1,000 acres          ---- bushels ---          1,000 bushels
                  :
California .......:     11          11        65.0        75.0          715         825
Idaho ............:     15          15        83.0        73.0        1,245       1,095
Illinois .........:     20          20        81.0        83.0        1,620       1,660
Iowa .............:     43          48        76.0        69.0        3,268       3,312
Kansas ...........:     30          20        57.0        55.0        1,710       1,100
Maine ............:     24          19        71.0        70.0        1,704       1,330
Michigan .........:     30          25        58.0        64.0        1,740       1,600
Minnesota ........:    120         100        68.0        71.0        8,160       7,100
Montana ..........:     28          19        47.0        40.0        1,316         760
Nebraska .........:     25          25        60.0        55.0        1,500       1,375
                  :
New York .........:     60          45        55.0        58.0        3,300       2,610
North Dakota .....:    110         100        66.0        51.0        7,260       5,100
Ohio .............:     25          20        74.0        75.0        1,850       1,500
Oregon ...........:     10          16        90.0        90.0          900       1,440
Pennsylvania .....:     50          50        67.0        62.0        3,350       3,100
South Dakota .....:    110         100        82.0        63.0        9,020       6,300
Texas ............:     60          45        50.0        50.0        3,000       2,250
Wisconsin ........:    100          95        66.0        61.0        6,600       5,795
                  :
Other States 1/ ..:    110         107        59.2        50.7        6,512       5,422
                  :
United States ....:    981         880        66.0        61.0       64,770      53,674
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1/ Other States include: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina,
   Oklahoma, South Carolina, Washington, and Wyoming.  Individual State level estimates
   will be published in the "Small Grains 2017 Summary."