Smaller U.S. Sorghum Harvest



WASHINGTON - Aug 10/17 - SNS -- Sorghum production is forecast at 369 million bushels, down 23% from last year, according to the latest USDA production estimate's of the season.

Area harvested for grain is forecast at 5.31 million acres, unchanged from the June forecast but down 14% from 2016. Based on August 1 conditions, yield is forecast at 69.6 bushels per acre, 8.3 bushels below the 2016 record high yield of 77.9 bushels per acre.

Sorghum for Grain 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
        State       :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
                    :   2016    :   2017    :   2016    :   2017    :   2016    :   2017
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                    :   -- 1,000 acres --       ---- bushels ---       -- 1,000 bushels --
                    :
Arkansas ...........:      44          23        73.0       80.0         3,212       1,840
Colorado ...........:     415         410        50.0       55.0        20,750      22,550
Kansas .............:   2,950       2,450        91.0       79.0       268,450     193,550
Louisiana ..........:      46          13       102.0       95.0         4,692       1,235
Mississippi ........:      11           9        89.0       89.0           979         801
Missouri ...........:      54          32        95.0       95.0         5,130       3,040
Nebraska ...........:     175         110       102.0       92.0        17,850      10,120
Oklahoma ...........:     370         290        55.0       40.0        20,350      11,600
South Dakota .......:     200         240        79.0       59.0        15,800      14,160
Texas ..............:   1,750       1,600        66.0       65.0       115,500     104,000
                    :
Other States 1/ ....:     148         134        51.0       48.6         7,548       6,510
                    :
United States ......:   6,163       5,311        77.9       69.6       480,261     369,406
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1/ Other States include Georgia, Illinois, New Mexico, and North Carolina. Individual State
   level estimates will be published in the "Crop Production 2017 Summary."