Smaller Flax Area in U.S.



WASHINGTON - Jun 30/20 - SNS - Flaxseed growers intend to plant 355,000 acres of flaxseed in 2020, a decrease of 5% from 2019 planted acres, according to the USDA's seeded area estimate for 2020.

Acreage in North Dakota, the largest flaxseed-producing State, is expected to be down 15%, or 40,000 acres from 2019. Acreage in Montana is expected to increase 21% from the previous year.

Flaxseed Area Planted and Harvested - States and United States: 2019 and 2020
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                :         Area planted          :        Area harvested
      State     :---------------------------------------------------------------
                :     2019      :     2020      :     2019      :    2020 1/
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                :                          1,000 acres
                :
Montana ........:       99             120              89             108
North Dakota ...:      275             235             230             220
                :
United States ..:      374             355             319             328
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1/ Forecasted.