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Reduced Pea Seedings Planned

WASHINGTON - Mar 31/21 - SNS -- U.S. field pea growers intend to plant 893,000 acres in 2021, down 11% from 2020, according to the USDA.

Planted area is expected to be lower than last season in Idaho, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Dry Edible Pea Area Planted - States and United States: 2019-2021
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                    :                                 Area planted
        State       :-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    :       2019        :       2020        :      2021 1/      :    Percent of
                    :                   :                   :                   :   previous year
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                    :      ----------------- 1,000 acres ----------------              percent
                    :
Idaho ..............:         28.0               35.0                31.0                 89
Montana ............:        530.0              490.0               500.0                102
Nebraska ...........:         31.0               36.0                34.0                 94
North Dakota .......:        425.0              330.0               230.0                 70
South Dakota .......:         16.0               29.0                13.0                 45
Washington .........:         72.0               79.0                85.0                108
                    :
United States ......:      1,102.0              999.0               893.0                 89
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1/ Intended plantings in 2021 as indicated by reports from farmers.

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