Modest Uptick in Barley Output



WASHINGTON - Jul 10/20 - SNS -- Barley production In the United States is forecast at 170 million bushels, up less than 1% from 2019, reports the USDA in its latest crop production estimates.

Based on conditions as of July 1, the average yield for the United States is forecast at 76.1 bushels per acre, down 1.6 bushels from last year. A record high yield is forecast in Montana. Area harvested for grain or seed, at 2.23 million acres is unchanged from the Acreage report released on June 30, 2020, but up 2% from 2019.

Barley Area Harvested, Yield, and Production - States and United States: 2019 and
Forecasted July 1, 2020
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                :   Area harvested    :   Yield per acre    :     Production
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      State     :   2019   :   2020   :   2019   :   2020   :   2019   :   2020
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                :     1,000 acres        ---- bushels ---        1,000 bushels
                :
Arizona ........:     14         14      126.0      110.0       1,764      1,540
California .....:     43         34       66.0       52.0       2,838      1,768
Colorado .......:     52         63      138.0      131.0       7,176      8,253
Idaho ..........:    520        480      104.0      106.0      54,080     50,880
Minnesota ......:     55         45       67.0       71.0       3,685      3,195
Montana ........:    740        810       59.0       62.0      43,660     50,220
North Dakota ...:    445        425       72.0       63.0      32,040     26,775
Virginia .......:      7          9       65.0       66.0         455        594
Washington .....:     84         97       70.0       75.0       5,880      7,275
Wyoming ........:     66         60      107.0      102.0       7,062      6,120
                :
Other States 1/ :    156        195       70.0       67.6      10,926     13,186
                :
United States ..:  2,182      2,232       77.7       76.1     169,566    169,806
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1/ Other States include: Alaska, Delaware, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, New
   York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, and Wisconsin.
   Individual State level estimates will be published in the "Small Grains 2020
   Summary."