U.S. Durum Area Jumps 12%



WASHINGTON - Jun 30/20 - SNS --Durum wheat plantings in the U.S. were pegged at 1.50 million acres, up 12% from 2019, according to the USDA's seeded area estimate for 2020.

Acreage increases are expected in all Durum wheat estimating States. Area harvested for grain is expected to total 1.44 million acres, 23% above 2019. As of June 21, harvest in Arizona was 67% complete, 5 percentage points ahead of the 5-year average pace.

Durum Wheat Area Planted and Harvested - States and United States: 2019 and 2020
[Includes area planted in preceding fall in Arizona and California]
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                :           Area planted            :          Area harvested
      State     :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
                :      2019       :      2020       :      2019       :     2020 1/
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                :                              1,000 acres
                :
Arizona ........:         34                55                33                52
California .....:         30                35                22                22
Idaho ..........:          5                10                 5                10
Montana ........:        550               610               515               590
North Dakota ...:        720               790               600               770
                :
United States ..:      1,339             1,500             1,175             1,444
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1/ Forecasted.