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Bean Output Jumps 59%

WASHINGTON - Jan 12/21 - SNS -- United States dry edible bean production was estimated at 33.0 million cwt for 2020, up 59% from the previous year for comparable States, according to the USDA's final crop report for 2020.

Planted area was estimated at 1.74 million acres, up 35% from 2019. Harvested area was estimated at 1.68 million acres, up 43% from the previous year for comparable States.

The average United States yield for dry edible beans for the 2020 season is 1,966 pounds per acre, up 197 from 2019.

Dry Edible Bean Area Planted and Harvested, Yield, and Production - States and
United States: 2018-2020
[Beginning in 2019, chickpeas are excluded]
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                 :          Area planted          :          Area harvested
      State      :--------------------------------------------------------------------
                 :   2018   :   2019   :   2020   :   2018    :   2019    :   2020
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                 :                            1,000 acres
                 :
California ......:    48.0       27.9       29.0        47.7        27.9        29.0
Colorado ........:    42.0       37.0       58.0        30.5        33.2        52.0
Idaho ...........:   185.0       47.0       68.0       183.0        45.0        66.0
Michigan ........:   195.0      185.0      260.0       193.0       180.0       258.0
Minnesota .......:   185.0      210.3      275.0       178.0       196.7       263.0
Montana 2/ ......:   395.0       (NA)       (NA)       386.0        (NA)        (NA)
Nebraska ........:   140.2      120.1      165.0       131.2        96.8       159.0
North Dakota ....:   635.0      616.5      815.0       615.0       551.5       785.0
Texas 2/ ........:    20.3       (NA)       (NA)        18.3        (NA)        (NA)
Washington ......:   218.0       26.0       41.0       217.0        25.9        40.0
Wyoming .........:    31.0       21.0       29.0        28.5        17.3        24.5
                 :
United States ...: 2,094.5    1,290.8    1,740.0     2,028.2     1,174.3     1,676.5
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                 :       Yield per acre 1/        :           Production 1/
      State      :--------------------------------------------------------------------
                 :   2018   :   2019   :   2020   :   2018    :   2019    :   2020
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                 :   ---------- pounds ---------      ---------- 1,000 cwt ---------
                 :
California ......:   2,490      2,610      2,400       1,190         729         695
Colorado ........:   2,120      1,840      2,060         647         610       1,069
Idaho ...........:   1,710      2,370      2,410       3,127       1,067       1,592
Michigan ........:   2,400      2,040      2,340       4,635       3,663       6,033
Minnesota .......:   2,360      2,040      2,100       4,200       4,017       5,525
Montana 2/ ......:   1,350       (NA)       (NA)       5,214        (NA)        (NA)
Nebraska ........:   2,480      1,940      2,270       3,254       1,879       3,607
North Dakota ....:   1,760      1,400      1,630      10,806       7,713      12,794
Texas 2/ ........:   1,150       (NA)       (NA)         210        (NA)        (NA)
Washington ......:   1,780      2,660      2,800       3,857         688       1,120
Wyoming .........:   2,120      2,250      2,160         605         390         528
                 :
United States ...:   1,861      1,768      1,966      37,745      20,756      32,963
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(NA) Not available.
1/   Clean basis.
2/   Estimates discontinued in 2019.

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