Modest Gain in Sugarbeet Area



WASHINGTON - Mar 31/20 - SNS -- Area expected to be planted to sugarbeets for the 2020 crop year is estimated at 1.14 million acres, up 1% from 2019, according to the USDA.

Intended acreages are above the previous year in 5 of the 11 estimating States.

Sugarbeet Area Planted - States and United States: 2018-2020
[Relates to year of intended harvest in all States except California]
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                    :                                 Area planted
        State       :-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    :       2018        :       2019        :      2020 1/      :    Percent of
                    :                   :                   :                   :   previous year
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                    :      ----------------- 1,000 acres -----------------             percent
                    :
California 2/ ......:         24.6                24.5                24.4               100
Colorado ...........:         26.3                25.1                25.2               100
Idaho ..............:        163.0               171.0               168.0                98
Michigan ...........:        150.0               146.0               150.0               103
Minnesota ..........:        415.0               424.0               427.0               101
Montana ............:         43.5                41.8                42.5               102
Nebraska ...........:         45.5                44.0                44.0               100
North Dakota .......:        202.0               212.0               214.0               101
Oregon .............:          9.3                10.0                 9.9                99
Washington .........:          1.8                 2.0                 2.0               100
Wyoming ............:         32.1                31.6                31.5               100
                    :
United States ......:      1,113.1             1,132.0             1,138.5               101
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1/ Intended plantings in 2020 as indicated by reports from processors.
2/ Relates to year of planting for overwintered beets in southern California.