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Pea Harvest Plunges 44%

WASHINGTON - Sep 10/21 - SNS - The U.S. dry edible peas harvest is expected to total in 2021 is forecast at 12.2 million cwt or 551,000 metric tons (MT), down 44% from last year, according to the latest USDA production estimates.

Area planted is estimated at 970,000 acres, up 4% from previous forecast but down 3% from 2020. Area harvested is forecast at 919,000 acres, up 4% from the previous forecast but down 6% from 2020.

The average United States yield is expected to be 1,322 pounds per acre, down 912 pounds from 2020.

Dry Edible Pea Area Planted and Harvested - States and United States: 2020 and 2021
[Includes updates to planted and harvested area previously published. Includes
wrinkled seed peas and Austrian Winter peas]
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                :          Area planted           :         Area harvested
      State     :-------------------------------------------------------------------
                :      2020      :      2021      :      2020      :    2021 1/
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                :                            1,000 acres
                :
Idaho ..........:      35.0             31.0             34.0             30.0
Montana ........:     490.0            560.0            475.0            520.0
Nebraska .......:      36.0             29.0             33.0             27.0
North Dakota ...:     330.0            255.0            325.0            250.0
South Dakota ...:      29.0             26.0             28.0             24.0
Washington .....:      79.0             69.0             78.0             68.0
                :
United States ..:     999.0            970.0            973.0            919.0
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1/ Forecasted.
Dry Edible Pea Area Harvested, Yield, and Production - States and United States
[Includes wrinkled seed peas and Austrian winter peas]
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                :         Yield per acre          :           Production
      State     :-------------------------------------------------------------------
                :      2020      :      2021      :      2020      :      2021
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                :     ------- pounds -------            ------ 1,000 cwt ------
                :
Idaho ..........:     2,500            1,760               850              528
Montana ........:     2,070              990             9,833            5,148
Nebraska .......:     1,400            1,620               462              437
North Dakota ...:     2,400            1,930             7,800            4,825
South Dakota ...:     1,600            1,650               448              396
Washington .....:     3,000            1,200             2,340              816
                :
United States ..:     2,234            1,322            21,733           12,150
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