Modest Gain In Millet Seedings



WASHINGTON - Jun 29/18 - SNS -- Area planted to proso millet in 2018 is estimated at 490,000 acres, up 12,000 acres from 2017, according to the USDA's seeded area estimates for this year.

South Dakota planted acreage is up 70% from last year, while acreage in Colorado and Nebraska is down.

Proso Millet Area Planted and Harvested - States and United States:
2017 and 2018
[Blank data cells indicate estimation period has not yet begun]
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                :         Area planted          :        Area harvested
      State     :---------------------------------------------------------------
                :     2017      :     2018      :     2017      :    2018 1/
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                :                          1,000 acres
                :
Colorado .......:      320             300             290
Nebraska .......:      105             100              87
South Dakota ...:       53              90              27
                :
United States ..:      478             490             404
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1/ Estimates to be released January 2019 in the "Crop Production Summary."