Oat Harvest Jumping 15%



WASHINGTON - Jul 11/19 - SNS -- This year's oat harvest in the United States is expected to reach 61.6 million bushels, up 15% from 2018 for comparable States, according to the latest USDA production forecast for 2019.

Growers expect to harvest 909,000 acres for grain or seed, unchanged from the Acreage report released on June 28, 2019, but up 10% from 2018 for comparable States.

Based on conditions as of July 1, the average yield for the United States is forecast at 67.8 bushels per acre, up 2.5 bushels from 2018 for comparable States.


Oat 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
       State      :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
                  :   2018    :   2019    :   2018    :   2019    :   2018    :   2019
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                  :      1,000 acres          ---- bushels ----         1,000 bushels
                  :
California .......:      6           9        70.0        100.0         420         900
Idaho ............:     10          10        84.0         85.0         840         850
Illinois .........:     25          20        83.0         66.0       2,075       1,320
Iowa .............:     33          80        63.0         63.0       2,079       5,040
Kansas ...........:     18          25        49.0         57.0         882       1,425
Maine ............:     19          20        67.0         68.0       1,273       1,360
Michigan .........:     50          35        63.0         67.0       3,150       2,345
Minnesota ........:    105         110        59.0         75.0       6,195       8,250
Montana ..........:     23          30        43.0         40.0         989       1,200
Nebraska .........:     22          19        69.0         82.0       1,518       1,558
                  :
New York .........:     43          35        54.0         59.0       2,322       2,065
North Dakota .....:    105         110        82.0         78.0       8,610       8,580
Ohio .............:     30          35        65.0         63.0       1,950       2,205
Oregon ...........:      5           8        99.0         75.0         495         600
Pennsylvania .....:     35          50        46.0         58.0       1,610       2,900
South Dakota .....:     95          85        82.0         93.0       7,790       7,905
Texas ............:     50          40        50.0         40.0       2,500       1,600
Wisconsin ........:     90         130        61.0         62.0       5,490       8,060
                  :
Other States 1/ ..:    101          58        58.8         59.7       5,942       3,465
                  :
United States ....:    865         909        64.9         67.8      56,130      61,628
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1/ For 2018, Other States include: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Missouri, North
   Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Washington, and Wyoming. For 2019, Other States
   include: Arkansas, Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina, and Oklahoma. Individual State
   level estimates will be published in the "Small Grains 2019 Summary."