Sugarbeet Seedings Slip 1%



WASHINGTON - Jun 29/18 - SNS -- Area planted to sugarbeets for the 2018 crop year is estimated at 1.12 million acres, down 1% from 2017, according to the USDA's seeded area estimates for this year. Harvested area is forecast at 1.09 million acres, down 2% from last year.

Sugarbeet Area Planted and Harvested - States and United States: 2017 and 2018
[Relates to year of intended harvest in all States except California]
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              :          Area planted           :         Area harvested
     State    :-------------------------------------------------------------------
              :      2017      :      2018      :      2017      :    2018 1/
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              :                            1,000 acres
              :
California 2/ :       24.8             24.5             24.7             24.1
Colorado .....:       29.4             26.8             29.0             26.3
Idaho ........:      167.0            163.0            166.0            162.0
Michigan .....:      144.0            149.0            143.0            148.0
Minnesota ....:      420.0            410.0            409.0            395.0
Montana ......:       42.9             43.3             42.7             42.9
Nebraska .....:       46.1             45.9             45.2             44.5
North Dakota .:      214.0            210.0            212.0            208.0
Oregon .......:        9.1              9.9              9.1              9.7
Washington ...:        1.8              1.9              1.8              1.9
Wyoming ......:       32.1             31.5             31.6             31.0
              :
United States :    1,131.2          1,115.8          1,114.1          1,093.4
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1/ Forecasted.
2/ Relates to year of intended harvest for fall planted beets in central
   California and to year of planting for overwintered beets in central and
   southern California.