Solid Boost in U.S. Oat Output



WASHINGTON - Sep 28/18 - SNS -- Oats production in the United States was estimated at 56.1 million bushels, up 14% from 2017, according to the USDA's annual small grains production report.

Yield was estimated at 64.9 bushels per acre, up 3.2 bushels from the previous year. Harvested area, at 865,000 acres, was 8% above the previous year. Record low acres were harvested in Arkansas, California, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina.

The largest increases in production from 2017 occurred in the Dakotas where yields were up from the previous year, as a result of last year's drought. A record high yield was estimated in North Dakota.

Oat 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
               :
Alabama .......:      50          40          40         20          10          15
Arkansas ......:      11          11          10          8           8           7
California ....:     110         110         110         11          10           6
Colorado ......:      55          50          95         10           9           7
Georgia .......:      45          50          60         15          15          15
Idaho .........:      55          50          40         15          10          10
Illinois ......:      45          35          40         20          20          25
Iowa ..........:     120         115         135         43          42          33
Kansas ........:     120         100         120         30          25          18
Maine .........:      25          21          21         24          20          19
               :
Michigan ......:      65          55          75         30          40          50
Minnesota .....:     210         170         180        120          95         105
Missouri ......:      45          30          35         19          13          16
Montana .......:      60          70          70         28          18          23
Nebraska ......:     135         110         125         25          35          22
New York ......:      90          55          69         60          35          43
North Carolina :      35          35          30          9          10          11
North Dakota ..:     290         295         300        110          80         105
Ohio ..........:      50          60          55         25          20          30
Oklahoma ......:      65          45          50          8          16          10
               :
Oregon ........:      30          25          20         10          10           5
Pennsylvania ..:      85          70          65         50          40          35
South Carolina :      17          20          19          7           8           7
South Dakota ..:     295         290         290        110          60          95
Texas .........:     470         455         450         60          60          50
Washington ....:      18          16          17          7           3           4
Wisconsin .....:     210         180         200        100          85          90
Wyoming .......:      23          25          25          7           4           9
               :
United States .:   2,829       2,588       2,746        981         801         865
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See footnote(s) at end of table.                                            --continued
Oat 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 -------
               :
Alabama .......:   55.0        60.0        63.0        1,100         600         945
Arkansas ......:   73.0        85.0        75.0          584         680         525
California ....:   65.0        65.0        70.0          715         650         420
Colorado ......:   80.0        65.0        50.0          800         585         350
Georgia .......:   58.0        49.0        71.0          870         735       1,065
Idaho .........:   83.0        71.0        84.0        1,245         710         840
Illinois ......:   81.0        79.0        83.0        1,620       1,580       2,075
Iowa ..........:   76.0        77.0        63.0        3,268       3,234       2,079
Kansas ........:   57.0        54.0        49.0        1,710       1,350         882
Maine .........:   71.0        67.0        67.0        1,704       1,340       1,273
               :
Michigan ......:   58.0        54.0        63.0        1,740       2,160       3,150
Minnesota .....:   68.0        75.0        59.0        8,160       7,125       6,195
Missouri ......:   60.0        65.0        45.0        1,140         845         720
Montana .......:   47.0        47.0        43.0        1,316         846         989
Nebraska ......:   60.0        49.0        69.0        1,500       1,715       1,518
New York ......:   55.0        55.0        54.0        3,300       1,925       2,322
North Carolina :   60.0        66.0        66.0          540         660         726
North Dakota ..:   66.0        58.0        82.0        7,260       4,640       8,610
Ohio ..........:   74.0        70.0        65.0        1,850       1,400       1,950
Oklahoma ......:   43.0        42.0        48.0          344         672         480
               :
Oregon ........:   90.0        83.0        99.0          900         830         495
Pennsylvania ..:   67.0        58.0        46.0        3,350       2,320       1,610
South Carolina :   46.0        51.0        62.0          322         408         434
South Dakota ..:   82.0        70.0        82.0        9,020       4,200       7,790
Texas .........:   50.0        45.0        50.0        3,000       2,700       2,500
Washington ....:   61.0        42.0        46.0          427         126         184
Wisconsin .....:   66.0        59.0        61.0        6,600       5,015       5,490
Wyoming .......:   55.0        85.0        57.0          385         340         513
               :
United States .:   66.0        61.7        64.9       64,770      49,391      56,130
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1/ Includes area planted in preceding fall.