Oat Output Jumps One Third



WASHINGTON - Jul 12/18 - SNS -- The U.S. oat crop is expected to total 66.4 million bushels, up 34% from 2017, according to the USDA's latest crop production estimates.

Growers expect to harvest 1.01 million acres for grain or seed, unchanged from the Acreage report released on June 29, 2018, but up 26% from last year. Based on conditions as of July 1, the average yield for the United States is forecast at 65.8 bushels per acre, up 4.1 bushels from 2017.

As of July 1, 82% of the oat acreage was headed, 1 percentage point behind last year's pace but 2 percentage points ahead of the 5-year average. As of July 1, 73% of the crop was rated in good to excellent condition, compared with 53% at the same time last year.

Oat Area Harvested, Yield, and Production - States and United States: 2017 and
Forecasted July 1, 2018
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                  :    Area harvested     :    Yield per acre     :      Production
       State      :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
                  :   2017    :   2018    :   2017    :   2018    :   2017    :   2018
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                  :       1,000 acres         ---- bushels ---          1,000 bushels
                  :
California .......:     10            5       65.0        90.0          650         450
Idaho ............:     10           10       71.0        85.0          710         850
Illinois .........:     20           30       79.0        77.0        1,580       2,310
Iowa .............:     42           55       77.0        71.0        3,234       3,905
Kansas ...........:     25           50       54.0        48.0        1,350       2,400
Maine ............:     20           22       67.0        68.0        1,340       1,496
Michigan .........:     40           50       54.0        59.0        2,160       2,950
Minnesota ........:     95          120       75.0        69.0        7,125       8,280
Montana ..........:     18           21       47.0        55.0          846       1,155
Nebraska .........:     35           45       49.0        57.0        1,715       2,565
                  :
New York .........:     35           33       55.0        59.0        1,925       1,947
North Dakota .....:     80          120       58.0        62.0        4,640       7,440
Ohio .............:     20           20       70.0        61.0        1,400       1,220
Oregon ...........:     10           10       83.0        77.0          830         770
Pennsylvania .....:     40           40       58.0        61.0        2,320       2,440
South Dakota .....:     60          100       70.0        82.0        4,200       8,200
Texas ............:     60           50       45.0        48.0        2,700       2,400
Wisconsin ........:     85          100       59.0        77.0        5,015       7,700
                  :
Other States 1/ ..:     96          128       58.9        61.8        5,651       7,906
                  :
United States ....:    801        1,009       61.7        65.8       49,391      66,384
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1/ Other States include: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina,
   Oklahoma, South Carolina, Washington, and Wyoming.  Individual State level estimates
   will be published in the "Small Grains 2018 Summary."