Smaller Winter Canola Area



WASHINGTON - Jan 12/18 - SNS -- Farmers in Kansas and Oklahoma are reducing winter canola seedings, according to the USDA.

Seedings in Kansas and Oklahoma for 2018 harvest are estimated at a combined 120,000 acres, a decline of 43% from 2017

Canola Area Seeded - States and United States: 2016-2018
[Blank cells indicate estimation period has not begun]
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                :                    Crop year                     :      2018
      State     :--------------------------------------------------:  as a percent
                :      2016      :      2017      :    2018 1/     :    of 2017
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                :  1,000 acres      1,000 acres      1,000 acres        percent
                :
Idaho ..........:       21.0             23.0
Kansas .........:       25.0             50.0            60.0             120
Minnesota ......:       29.0             36.0
Montana ........:       62.0            155.0
North Dakota ...:    1,460.0          1,590.0
Oklahoma .......:       80.0            160.0            60.0              38
Oregon .........:        4.0              8.0
Washington .....:       33.0             55.0
                :
United States ..:    1,714.0          2,077.0
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1/ Indicated 2018 area seeded for all eight States and the United States will be
   published in "Prospective Plantings" released March 2018.