Sharp Cut In Millet Output



WASHINGTON - Feb 8/19 - SNS -- Production of proso millet in 2018 totaled 12.0 million bushels, compared with the 14.9 million bushels produced in 2017, according to the USDA's final crop report for 2018.

Area planted to proso millet in the United States was estimated at 443,000 acres, down 35,000 acres from 2017. Area harvested in the United States, at 403,000 acres, was unchanged from 2017. The average yield for 2017 was estimated at 29.8 bushels per acre, down 7.1 bushels from 2017.

Proso Millet Area Planted and Harvested, Yield, and Production - States and
United States: 2016-2018
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              :           Area planted            :          Area harvested
     State    :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
              :   2016    :   2017    :   2018    :   2016    :   2017    :   2018
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              :                              1,000 acres
              :
Colorado .....:    300         320         300          285         290         275
Nebraska .....:     95         105          95           88          86          89
South Dakota .:     48          53          48           40          27          39
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United States :    443         478         443          413         403         403
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              :          Yield per acre           :            Production
     State    :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
              :   2016    :   2017    :   2018    :   2016    :   2017    :   2018
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              :   ---------- bushels ---------       -------- 1,000 bushels -------
              :
Colorado .....:   27.5        38.5        28.0        7,838      11,165       7,700
Nebraska .....:   35.0        32.0        32.0        3,080       2,752       2,848
South Dakota .:   41.0        36.0        37.0        1,640         972       1,443
              :
United States :   30.4        36.9        29.8       12,558      14,889      11,991
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