Dry Bean Area and Yields Reduced



WASHINGTON - Oct 10/19 - SNS -- Dry edible bean harvest in the United States is expected to reach 23.8 million cwt (100 pound units) or 1.08 million metric tons (MT), down 3% from the August forecast and 3% below last year, according to the USDA's latest crop production estimates.

Including states that have been excluded from the report in recent years, suggest total production could end up around 1.127 million MT, down from 1.172 million last year.

In states covered by the USDA report, farmers planted 1.31 million acres, down 2% from the August forecast. Area harvested is forecast at 1.26 million acres, down 2% from the August forecast.

Acreage updates were made in several States based on a thorough review of all available data.

The average United States yield is forecast at 1,889 pounds per acre, a decrease of 30 pounds from the August forecast, but an increase of 29 pounds from last season.

Dry Edible Bean Area Planted and Harvested - States and United States: 2018 and 2019
[Includes updates to planted and harvested area previously published. Excludes beans
grown for garden seed. Beginning in 2019, chickpeas are excluded]
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                  :           Area planted            :          Area harvested
       State      :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
                  :      2018       :      2019       :      2018       :     2019 1/
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                  :                              1,000 acres
                  :
California .......:        48.0              26.5              47.7              25.5
Colorado .........:        42.0              37.0              31.5              35.0
Idaho ............:       185.0              58.0             183.0              57.5
Michigan .........:       195.0             190.0             193.0             187.0
Minnesota ........:       175.0             210.0             168.0             201.0
Montana 2/ .......:       395.0              (NA)             386.0              (NA)
Nebraska .........:       140.0             120.0             131.0             110.0
North Dakota .....:       635.0             620.0             615.0             600.0
Texas 2/ .........:        18.0              (NA)              16.0              (NA)
Washington .......:       218.0              25.0             217.0              25.0
Wyoming ..........:        30.0              21.0              27.8              19.5
                  :
United States ....:     2,081.0           1,307.5           2,016.0           1,260.5
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(NA) Not available.
1/   Forecasted.
2/   Estimates discontinued in 2019.
Dry Edible Bean Area Harvested, Yield, and Production - States and United States: 2018 and Forecasted
October 1, 2019
[Excludes beans grown for garden seed. Beginning in 2019, chickpeas are excluded]
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                :        Area harvested         :       Yield per acre 1/       :         Production 1/
      State     :-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :     2018      :     2019      :     2018      :     2019      :     2018      :     2019
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                :    ----- 1,000 acres -----          ------- pounds ------          ------ 1,000 cwt -----
                :
California .....:       47.7            25.5          2,500           2,200           1,191             561
Colorado .......:       31.5            35.0          2,120           1,920             668             672
Idaho ..........:      183.0            57.5          1,710           2,100           3,127           1,208
Michigan .......:      193.0           187.0          2,400           2,100           4,635           3,927
Minnesota ......:      168.0           201.0          2,360           2,150           3,964           4,322
Montana 2/ .....:      386.0            (NA)          1,350            (NA)           5,214            (NA)
Nebraska .......:      131.0           110.0          2,480           2,020           3,249           2,222
North Dakota ...:      615.0           600.0          1,760           1,660          10,806           9,960
Texas 2/ .......:       16.0            (NA)          1,100            (NA)             176            (NA)
Washington .....:      217.0            25.0          1,780           2,100           3,857             525
Wyoming ........:       27.8            19.5          2,180           2,130             607             415
                :
United States ..:    2,016.0         1,260.5          1,860           1,889          37,494          23,812
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(NA) Not available.
1/   Clean basis.
2/   Estimates discontinued in 2019.