Canola Harvest Inched Upward



WASHINGTON - Jan 12/18 - SNS -- U.S. canola production in 2017 was estimated at a record 3.12 billion pounds, up 1% from 2016, according to the USDA's final crop estimates.

The average yield, at 1,558 pounds per acre, was down 266 pounds from the 2016 average yield. Planted area was estimated at a record high 2.08 million acres, 21% above the previous year's acreage. Harvested area, at a record high 2.00 million acres, was up 18% from 2016.

Production in North Dakota, the leading canola-producing State, was estimated at 2.54 billion pounds. This was down 5% from the previous year but was still the second largest production on record for North Dakota. Planted and harvested area in North Dakota were both record highs.

The average yield in Minnesota was the highest on record at 2,050 pounds per acre.

Canola 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
                :
Idaho ..........:     28.0        21.0        23.0         27.0        20.5        22.3
Kansas 1/ ......:      (D)        25.0        50.0          (D)        24.0        47.0
Minnesota ......:     23.0        29.0        36.0         21.5        27.5        34.5
Montana ........:     82.0        62.0       155.0         77.0        60.0       137.0
North Dakota ...:  1,410.0     1,460.0     1,590.0      1,400.0     1,450.0     1,560.0
Oklahoma .......:    140.0        80.0       160.0        115.0        75.0       140.0
Oregon .........:      4.3         4.0         8.0          1.8         3.7         7.2
Washington .....:     37.0        33.0        55.0         34.0        31.0        54.0
                :
Other States 2/ :     52.7           -           -         37.2           -           -
                :
United States ..:  1,777.0     1,714.0     2,077.0      1,713.5     1,691.7     2,002.0
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                :          Yield per acre           :            Production
      State     :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
                :   2015    :   2016    :   2017    :   2015    :   2016    :   2017
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                :    ----------- pounds ----------    ---------- 1,000 pounds ---------
                :
Idaho ..........:    1,400       2,100       1,550       37,800      43,050      34,565
Kansas 1/ ......:      (D)       1,940       1,320          (D)      46,560      62,040
Minnesota ......:    1,880       1,700       2,050       40,420      46,750      70,725
Montana ........:    1,220       1,670         870       93,940     100,200     119,190
North Dakota ...:    1,780       1,840       1,630    2,492,000   2,668,000   2,542,800
Oklahoma .......:    1,140       1,520       1,370      131,100     114,000     191,800
Oregon .........:    1,800       2,400       1,550        3,240       8,880      11,160
Washington .....:    1,100       1,900       1,600       37,400      58,900      86,400
                :
Other States 2/ :    1,144           -           -       42,570           -           -
                :
United States ..:    1,680       1,824       1,558    2,878,470   3,086,340   3,118,680
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-   Represents zero.
(D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations.
1/  Beginning in 2016, Kansas is published individually.
2/  For 2015, Other States include Colorado and Kansas. Beginning in 2016, Other States
    is discontinued.