Smaller U.S. Rye Crop



WASHINGTON - Sep 28/18 - SNS -- This year's rye harvest in the United States totalled 8.43 million bushels, down 13% from the 2017 total of 9.70 million bushels, according to the USDA's annual small grains production report.

Harvested area totaled 273,000 acres, down 13,000 acres from 2017. The United States yield, at 30.9 bushels per acre, was down 3.0 bushels from the previous year.

Rye 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
                :
Georgia ........:    200        210        190        30         15         15
Oklahoma .......:    260        260        240        75         45         50
                :
Other States 2/ :  1,431      1,491      1,581       309        226        208
                :
United States ..:  1,891      1,961      2,011       414        286        273
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                :             Yield              :           Production
      State     :-----------------------------------------------------------------
                :   2016   :   2017   :   2018   :   2016   :   2017   :   2018
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                :   --------- bushels --------      ------ 1,000 bushels ------
                :
Georgia ........:   21.0       19.0       26.0         630       285        390
Oklahoma .......:   25.0       24.0       22.0       1,875     1,080      1,100
                :
Other States 2/ :   35.4       36.9       33.4      10,946     8,331      6,942
                :
United States ..:   32.5       33.9       30.9      13,451     9,696      8,432
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1/ Includes area planted in preceding fall.
2/ Other States include: Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota,
   Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania,
   South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.