U.S. Barley Harvest Up 8%



WASHINGTON - Sep 28/18 - SNS -- U.S. barley production was estimated at 153 million bushels, up 8% from the 2017 total of 142 million bushels, according to the USDA's annual small grains production report.

Average yield, at 77.4 bushels per acre, was up 4.8 bushels from the previous year. Producers seeded 2.54 million acres in 2018, up 2% from 2017. Harvested area, at 1.98 million acres, was up 1% from 2017.

Barley Area Planted and Harvested, Yield, and Production - States and
United States: 2016-2018
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                  :          Area planted 1/          :          Area harvested
       State      :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
                  :   2016    :   2017    :   2018    :   2016    :   2017    :   2018
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                  :                              1,000 acres
                  :
Alaska ...........:     (X)         (X)           5         (X)         (X)           4
Arizona ..........:      17          20          12          16          17           9
California .......:      85          70          65          60          28          26
Colorado .........:      80          70          58          75          68          52
Delaware .........:      35          32          25          25          16          14
Idaho ............:     600         530         550         580         510         530
Kansas 2/ ........:    (NA)        (NA)          17        (NA)        (NA)           6
Maine 2/ .........:    (NA)        (NA)          17        (NA)        (NA)          16
Maryland .........:      50          50          45          34          27          24
Michigan 2/ ......:    (NA)        (NA)          20        (NA)        (NA)           5
                  :
Minnesota ........:      95          80          80          79          68          67
Montana ..........:     990         770         790         780         565         600
New York 2/ ......:    (NA)        (NA)          10        (NA)        (NA)           8
North Carolina 2/ :    (NA)        (NA)          11        (NA)        (NA)           8
North Dakota .....:     740         520         470         640         395         385
Oregon ...........:      45          47          43          32          38          26
Pennsylvania .....:      55          60          45          38          45          33
South Dakota 2/ ..:    (NA)        (NA)          48        (NA)        (NA)          13
Utah .............:      29          25          21          19          18          16
Virginia .........:      33          30          30          12          11           9
                  :
Washington .......:     110          95          85          93          85          67
Wisconsin 2/ .....:    (NA)        (NA)          25        (NA)        (NA)          10
Wyoming ..........:      95          82          71          82          63          50
                  :
United States 3/ .:   3,059       2,481       2,543       2,565       1,954       1,978
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See footnote(s) at end of table.                                               --continued
Barley Area Planted and Harvested, Yield, and Production - States and United States:
2016-2018 (continued)
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                  :               Yield               :            Production
       State      :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
                  :   2016    :   2017    :   2018    :   2016    :   2017    :   2018
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                  :  ----------- bushels ----------      -------- 1,000 bushels --------
                  :
Alaska ...........:     (X)         (X)        43.0          (X)         (X)         172
Arizona ..........:   128.0       131.0       100.0        2,048       2,227         900
California .......:    75.0        50.0        69.0        4,500       1,400       1,794
Colorado .........:   129.0       132.0       145.0        9,675       8,976       7,540
Delaware .........:    76.0        85.0        78.0        1,900       1,360       1,092
Idaho ............:   107.0        95.0       101.0       62,060      48,450      53,530
Kansas 2/ ........:    (NA)        (NA)        31.0         (NA)        (NA)         186
Maine 2/ .........:    (NA)        (NA)        73.0         (NA)        (NA)       1,168
Maryland .........:    72.0        76.0        70.0        2,448       2,052       1,680
Michigan 2/ ......:    (NA)        (NA)        43.0         (NA)        (NA)         215
                  :
Minnesota ........:    66.0        76.0        76.0        5,214       5,168       5,092
Montana ..........:    60.0        51.0        56.0       46,800      28,815      33,600
New York 2/ ......:    (NA)        (NA)        58.0         (NA)        (NA)         464
North Carolina 2/ :    (NA)        (NA)        80.0         (NA)        (NA)         640
North Dakota .....:    67.0        63.0        74.0       42,880      24,885      28,490
Oregon ...........:    67.0        62.0        53.0        2,144       2,356       1,378
Pennsylvania .....:    75.0        70.0        63.0        2,850       3,150       2,079
South Dakota 2/ ..:    (NA)        (NA)        55.0         (NA)        (NA)         715
Utah .............:    82.0        75.0        86.0        1,558       1,350       1,376
Virginia .........:    67.0        73.0        70.0          804         803         630
                  :
Washington .......:    77.0        53.0        73.0        7,161       4,505       4,891
Wisconsin 2/ .....:    (NA)        (NA)        45.0         (NA)        (NA)         450
Wyoming ..........:    96.0       102.0       100.0        7,872       6,426       5,000
                  :
United States 3/ .:    77.9        72.6        77.4      199,914     141,923     153,082
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(NA) Not available.
(X)  Not applicable.
1/   Includes area planted in preceding fall.
2/   Estimates began in 2018.
3/   Beginning in 2018, United States total includes data for Alaska. For 2016 and 2017,
     Alaska data is not included in United States total.