22% Smaller U.S. Lentil Crop



WASHINGTON - Sep 12/19 - SNS -- This year's lentil harvest in the United States is expected to total 6.55 million cwt (100 pound units) or 297,000 metric tons (MT), down 22% from last year, according to the latest USDA crop production estimates.

Planted area, at 481,000 acres, is down 38% from last year, while harvested acreage, at 459,000 acres, is down 36% from 2018. The average yield is expected to be 1,361 pounds per seeded acre, up 283 pounds from last year.

Lentil Area Planted and Harvested - States and United States: 2018 and 2019
[Includes updates to planted and harvested area previously published]
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              :          Area planted           :         Area harvested
     State    :-------------------------------------------------------------------
              :      2018      :      2019      :      2018      :    2019 1/
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              :                            1,000 acres
              :
Idaho ........:      35.0             34.0             34.0             33.0
Montana ......:     500.0            290.0            450.0            275.0
North Dakota .:     185.0             95.0            175.0             90.0
Washington ...:      60.0             62.0             59.0             61.0
              :
United States :     780.0            481.0            718.0            459.0
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1/ Forecasted.
Lentil Area Harvested, Yield, and Production - States and United States: 2018 and Forecasted September 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 ----            ------- pounds -------            ------ 1,000 cwt -----
              :
Idaho ........:      34.0             33.0            1,300            1,200              442              396
Montana ......:     450.0            275.0            1,080            1,460            4,860            4,015
North Dakota .:     175.0             90.0            1,370            1,600            2,398            1,440
Washington ...:      59.0             61.0            1,200            1,150              708              702
              :
United States :     718.0            459.0            1,171            1,428            8,408            6,553
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