Barley Crop May Jump 12%



WASHINGTON - Jul 11/19 - SNS -- Barley production in the U.S. is forecast at 171 million bushels, up 12% from 2018, according to the latest USDA production forecast for 2019.

Based on conditions as of July 1, the average yield for the United States is forecast at 73.3 bushels per acre, down 4.1 bushels from last year.

Area harvested for grain or seed, at 2.33 million acres, is unchanged from the Acreage report released on June 28, 2019, but up 18% from 2018.


Barley Area Harvested, Yield, and Production - States and United States: 2018 and
Forecasted July 1, 2019
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                :   Area harvested    :   Yield per acre    :     Production
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      State     :   2018   :   2019   :   2018   :   2019   :   2018   :   2019
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                :     1,000 acres        ---- bushels ---        1,000 bushels
                :
Arizona ........:      9         15      100.0      130.0         900      1,950
California .....:     26         48       69.0       60.0       1,794      2,880
Colorado .......:     52         77      145.0      130.0       7,540     10,010
Idaho ..........:    530        485      101.0       98.0      53,530     47,530
Minnesota ......:     67         77       76.0       72.0       5,092      5,544
Montana ........:    600        705       56.0       47.0      33,600     33,135
North Dakota ...:    385        535       74.0       78.0      28,490     41,730
Virginia .......:      9          9       70.0       73.0         630        657
Washington .....:     67         93       73.0       68.0       4,891      6,324
Wyoming ........:     50         76      100.0      100.0       5,000      7,600
                :
Other States 1/ :    183        211       63.5       64.0      11,615     13,497
                :
United States ..:  1,978      2,331       77.4       73.3     153,082    170,857
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1/ Other States include: Alaska, Delaware, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, New
   York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, and Wisconsin.
   Individual State level estimates will be published in the "Small Grains 2019
   Summary."