Sorghum Output Seen Rising 3%



WASHINGTON - Sep 13/18 - SNS -- Sorghum production is forecast at 376 million bushels, up less than 1% from the August forecast and up 3% from last year, according to the USDA's latest crop production estimates.

Area harvested for grain is forecast at 5.29 million acres, unchanged from the previous forecast but up 5% from 2017. Based on September 1 conditions, the yield is forecast at 71.1 bushels per acre, 0.2 bushel higher than the August forecast but 1.0 bushel below the 2017 yield of 72.1 bushels per acre. If realized, the expected yield in Missouri and Nebraska will be a record high.

Sorghum for Grain Area Harvested, Yield, and Production - States and United States: 2017 and
Forecasted September 1, 2018
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                 :   Area harvested    :          Yield per acre          :     Production
                 :------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      State      :          :          :          :         2018          :          :
                 :   2017   :   2018   :   2017   :-----------------------:   2017   :   2018
                 :          :          :          : August 1  :September 1:          :
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                 :     1,000 acres        ---------- bushels ----------        1,000 bushels
                 :
Arkansas ........:      7          8       76.0        80.0        80.0         532        640
Colorado ........:    360        350       57.0        40.0        39.0      20,520     13,650
Kansas ..........:  2,450      2,650       82.0        87.0        87.0     200,900    230,550
Louisiana .......:     13          9       91.0        90.0        95.0       1,183        855
Mississippi .....:      4          4       72.0        80.0        80.0         288        320
Missouri ........:     23         55      108.0       105.0       109.0       2,484      5,995
Nebraska ........:    135        155       89.0       102.0       102.0      12,015     15,810
Oklahoma ........:    295        350       53.0        44.0        43.0      15,635     15,050
South Dakota ....:    170        215       68.0        85.0        80.0      11,560     17,200
Texas ...........:  1,500      1,400       63.0        49.0        51.0      94,500     71,400
                 :
Other States 1/ .:     88         96       47.9        54.2        51.7       4,215      4,965
                 :
United States ...:  5,045      5,292       72.1        70.9        71.1     363,832    376,435
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1/ Other States include Georgia, Illinois, New Mexico, and North Carolina. Individual State
   level estimates will be published in the "Crop Production 2018 Summary."