Modest Gain in Barley Harvest



WASHINGTON - Aug 12/19 - SNS -- Barley production in the United States is forecast at 172 million bushels, up 1% from the previous forecast and up 12% from 2018, according to the USDA's latest crop production report.

Based on conditions as of August 1, the average yield for the United States is forecast at 73.9 bushels per acre, up 0.6 bushel from the previous forecast but down 3.5 bushels from 2018.

Area harvested for grain, is forecast at 2.33 million acres, unchanged from the previous forecast, but up 18% from 2018.


Barley Area Harvested, Yield, and Production - States and United States: 2018
and Forecasted
August 1, 2019
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                :  Area harvested  :       Yield per acre       :     Production
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      State     :        :         :        :       2019        :          :
                :  2018  :  2019   :  2018  :-------------------:   2018   :   2019
                :        :         :        : July 1  :August 1 :          :
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                :   1,000 acres      -------- bushels --------       1,000 bushels
                :
Arizona ........:     9        15    100.0     130.0     130.0        900      1,950
California .....:    26        48     69.0      60.0      68.0      1,794      3,264
Colorado .......:    52        77    145.0     130.0     138.0      7,540     10,626
Idaho ..........:   530       485    101.0      98.0      93.0     53,530     45,105
Minnesota ......:    67        77     76.0      72.0      76.0      5,092      5,852
Montana ........:   600       705     56.0      47.0      54.0     33,600     38,070
North Dakota ...:   385       535     74.0      78.0      72.0     28,490     38,520
Virginia .......:     9         9     70.0      73.0      70.0        630        630
Washington .....:    67        93     73.0      68.0      70.0      4,891      6,510
Wyoming ........:    50        76    100.0     100.0      97.0      5,000      7,372
                :
Other States 1/ :   183       211     63.5      64.0      67.6     11,615     14,254
                :
United States ..: 1,978     2,331     77.4      73.3      73.9    153,082    172,153
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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."