7% Boost in Sorghum Area



WASHINGTON - Jun 30/20 - SNS -- U.S. growers planted 5.62 million acres of sorghum for all purposes in 2020, up 7% from last year, according to the USDA's seeded area estimate for 2020.

Kansas and Texas, the leading sorghum-producing States, account for 79% of the United States acreage. Growers expect to harvest 4.85 million acres for grain, up 4% from last year.

Sorghum Area Planted for All Purposes and Harvested for Grain - States and United States:
2019 and 2020
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                  :   Area planted for all purposes   :     Area harvested for grain
       State      :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
                  :      2019       :      2020       :      2019       :     2020 1/
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                  :                              1,000 acres
                  :
Colorado .........:        365               410               310               330
Kansas ...........:      2,600             2,750             2,400             2,550
Nebraska .........:        200               170               130               120
Oklahoma .........:        300               330               260               275
South Dakota .....:        250               260               175               120
Texas ............:      1,550             1,700             1,400             1,450
                  :
United States ....:      5,265             5,620             4,675             4,845
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1/ Forecasted.