Moderate Gain In Durum Output



WASHINGTON - Jul 10/20 - SNS -- This year's U.S. durum wheat harvest is expected to reach 55.6 million bushels, up 3% from 2019, according to the USDA's latest crop production estimates.

The United States yield is forecast at 38.5 bushels per acre, down 7.2 bushels from last year. Area expected to be harvested for grain or seed totals 1.44 million acres, unchanged from the Acreage report released on June 30, 2020, but up 23% from 2019.

Durum Wheat 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
                :----------------------------------------------------------------------
      State     :          :          :        :      2020       :          :
                :   2019   :   2020   :  2019  :-----------------:   2019   :   2020
                :          :          :        : June 1 : July 1 :          :
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                :     1,000 acres       ------- bushels -------       1,000 bushels
                :
Arizona ........:     33         52     104.0     106.0   110.0      3,432      5,720
California .....:     22         22     102.0     110.0    90.0      2,244      1,980
Idaho ..........:      5         10      87.0      (NA)    87.0        435        870
Montana ........:    515        590      43.0      (NA)    34.0     22,145     20,060
North Dakota ...:    600        770      42.5      (NA)    35.0     25,500     26,950
                :
United States ..:  1,175      1,444      45.7      (NA)    38.5     53,756     55,580
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(NA) Not available.