Sorghum Estimate Rises 3%



WASHINGTON - Nov 8/19 - SNS -- Sorghum production is forecast at 358 million bushels, up 3% from the previous forecast but down 2% from last year, according to the USDA's latest crop report.

Area harvested for grain is forecast at 4.72 million acres, unchanged from the previous forecast but down 7% from 2018.

Based on November 1 conditions, yield is forecast at 75.9 bushels per acre, 2.0 bushels higher than the previous forecast and 3.8 bushels per acre above the 2018 yield of 72.1 bushels per acre

Sorghum for Grain Area Harvested, Yield, and Production - States and United States: 2018 and
Forecasted November 1, 2019
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                    :   Area harvested    :          Yield per acre          :     Production
                    :------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        State       :          :          :          :         2019          :          :
                    :   2018   :   2019   :   2018   :-----------------------:   2018   :   2019
                    :          :          :          : October 1 :November 1 :          :
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                    :     1,000 acres        ---------- bushels ----------        1,000 bushels
                    :
Arkansas 1/ ........:     10       (NA)       77.0        (NA)        (NA)         770       (NA)
Colorado ...........:    325        325       53.0        45.0        48.0      17,225     15,600
Georgia 1/ .........:     15       (NA)       53.0        (NA)        (NA)         795       (NA)
Illinois 1/ ........:     16       (NA)      111.0        (NA)        (NA)       1,776       (NA)
Kansas .............:  2,650      2,400       88.0        82.0        86.0     233,200    206,400
Louisiana 1/ .......:      6       (NA)       84.0        (NA)        (NA)         504       (NA)
Mississippi 1/ .....:      3       (NA)       90.0        (NA)        (NA)         270       (NA)
Missouri 1/ ........:     21       (NA)      100.0        (NA)        (NA)       2,100       (NA)
Nebraska ...........:    170        140       94.0        93.0        98.0      15,980     13,720
New Mexico 1/ ......:     47       (NA)       38.0        (NA)        (NA)       1,786       (NA)
                    :
North Carolina 1/ ..:      8       (NA)       60.0        (NA)        (NA)         480       (NA)
Oklahoma ...........:    240        270       50.0        52.0        52.0      12,000     14,040
South Dakota .......:    200        180       80.0        83.0        86.0      16,000     15,480
Texas ..............:  1,350      1,400       46.0        68.0        66.0      62,100     92,400
                    :
United States ......:  5,061      4,715       72.1        73.9        75.9     364,986    357,640
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(NA) Not available.
1/   Estimates discontinued in 2019.