U.S. Rye Output Off 28%



WASHINGTON - Jan 12/18 - SNS -- Rye production for 2017 was estimated at 9.70 million bushels, down 28% from the 2016 total of 13.5 million bushels, according to the USDA's final crop estimates.

Harvested area totaled 286,000 acres, down 128,000 acres from 2016. The United States yield, at 33.9 bushels per acre, was up 1.4 bushels from the previous year.

Rye Area Planted and Harvested, Yield, and Production - States and
United States: 2015-2017
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                :        Area planted 1/         :         Area harvested
      State     :-----------------------------------------------------------------
                :   2015   :   2016   :   2017   :   2015   :   2016   :   2017
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                :                           1,000 acres
                :
Georgia ........:    210        200        210          30         30        15
Oklahoma .......:    250        260        260          85         75        45
                :
Other States 2/ :  1,124      1,431      1,491         250        309       226
                :
United States ..:  1,584      1,891      1,961         365        414       286
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                :         Yield per acre         :           Production
      State     :-----------------------------------------------------------------
                :   2015   :   2016   :   2017   :   2015   :   2016   :   2017
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                :   --------- bushels --------      ------ 1,000 bushels ------
                :
Georgia ........:   14.0       21.0       19.0         420        630       285
Oklahoma .......:   24.0       25.0       24.0       2,040      1,875     1,080
                :
Other States 2/ :   36.6       35.4       36.9       9,156     10,946     8,331
                :
United States ..:   31.8       32.5       33.9      11,616     13,451     9,696
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1/ Includes area planted in preceding fall.
2/ For 2015, Other States include: Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota,
   Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina,
   South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin. Beginning in 2016, Other States include:
   Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey,
   New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South
   Dakota, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.