Oat Crop Seen Sinking 17%



WASHINGTON - Aug 10/17 - SNS -- Oat production in the U.S. is forecast at 53.7 million bushels, up slightly from the July 1 forecast but down 17% from 2016, according to the latest USDA production estimate's of the season.

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

Oat Area Harvested, Yield, and Production - States and United States: 2016 and Forecasted
August 1, 2017
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                    :  Area harvested  :       Yield per acre       :     Production
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        State       :        :         :        :       2017        :          :
                    :  2016  :  2017   :  2016  :-------------------:   2016   :   2017
                    :        :         :        : July 1  :August 1 :          :
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                    :   1,000 acres       ------- bushels -------        1,000 bushels
                    :
California .........:   11        11      65.0     75.0      75.0         715        825
Idaho ..............:   15        15      83.0     73.0      75.0       1,245      1,125
Illinois ...........:   20        20      81.0     83.0      86.0       1,620      1,720
Iowa ...............:   43        48      76.0     69.0      72.0       3,268      3,456
Kansas .............:   30        20      57.0     55.0      58.0       1,710      1,160
Maine ..............:   24        19      71.0     70.0      70.0       1,704      1,330
Michigan ...........:   30        25      58.0     64.0      65.0       1,740      1,625
Minnesota ..........:  120       100      68.0     71.0      73.0       8,160      7,300
Montana ............:   28        19      47.0     40.0      38.0       1,316        722
Nebraska ...........:   25        25      60.0     55.0      60.0       1,500      1,500
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New York ...........:   60        45      55.0     58.0      64.0       3,300      2,880
North Dakota .......:  110       100      66.0     51.0      46.0       7,260      4,600
Ohio ...............:   25        20      74.0     75.0      66.0       1,850      1,320
Oregon .............:   10        16      90.0     90.0      80.0         900      1,280
Pennsylvania .......:   50        50      67.0     62.0      62.0       3,350      3,100
South Dakota .......:  110       100      82.0     63.0      63.0       9,020      6,300
Texas ..............:   60        45      50.0     50.0      45.0       3,000      2,025
Wisconsin ..........:  100        95      66.0     61.0      64.0       6,600      6,080
                    :
Other States 1/ ....:  110       107      59.2     50.7      50.2       6,512      5,371
                    :
United States ......:  981       880      66.0     61.0      61.0      64,770     53,719
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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."