Two Million Bushels More Millet



WASHINGTON - Jan 12/18 - SNS -- Production of proso millet in 2017 totaled 14.6 million bushels, compared with the 12.6 million bushels produced in 2016, according to the USDA's final crop estimates.

Area planted to proso millet in the United States was estimated at 478,000 acres, up 35,000 acres from 2016. Area harvested in the United States, at 404,000 acres, was down 9,000 acres from 2016.

The average yield for 2017 was estimated at 36.1 bushels per acre, up 5.7 bushels from 2016 and represented the highest yield on record. A record yield was estimated for 2017 in Colorado.

Proso Millet Area Planted and Harvested, Yield, and Production - States and
United States: 2015-2017
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              :           Area planted            :          Area harvested
     State    :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
              :   2015    :   2016    :   2017    :   2015    :   2016    :   2017
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              :                              1,000 acres
              :
Colorado .....:    270         300         320          260         285         290
Nebraska .....:    105          95         105           97          88          87
South Dakota .:     70          48          53           61          40          27
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United States :    445         443         478          418         413         404
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              :          Yield per acre           :            Production
     State    :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
              :   2015    :   2016    :   2017    :   2015    :   2016    :   2017
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              :   ---------- bushels ---------       -------- 1,000 bushels -------
              :
Colorado .....:   34.5        27.5        38.5        8,970       7,838      11,165
Nebraska .....:   34.0        35.0        27.0        3,298       3,080       2,349
South Dakota .:   31.0        41.0        39.0        1,891       1,640       1,053
              :
United States :   33.9        30.4        36.1       14,159      12,558      14,567
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