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Millet Output Leaps 61%

WASHINGTON - Jan 12/22 - SNS -- Production of proso millet in 2021 totaled 15.4 million bushels, up 61% from the revised 2020 production of 9.57 million bushels, according to the USDA's final crop report for 2021.

Area planted to proso millet in the United States was estimated at 725,000 acres, up 116,000 acres (or 19%) from 2020. Area harvested in the United States, at 662,000 acres, was up 153,000 acres (or 30%) from the revised 2020 harvested estimate.

The average yield for 2021 was estimated at 23.2 bushels per acre, up 4.4 bushels from the revised 2020 yield of 18.8 bushels per acre.

Proso Millet Area Planted and Harvested, Yield, and Production - States and
United States: 2019-2021
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              :           Area planted            :          Area harvested
     State    :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
              :   2019    :   2020    :   2021    :   2019    :   2020    :   2021
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              :                              1,000 acres
              :
Colorado .....:    340         425         465          320         335         420
Nebraska .....:    115         130         165          106         125         160
South Dakota .:     51          54          95           39          49          82
              :
United States :    506         609         725          465         509         662
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              :          Yield per acre           :            Production
     State    :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
              :   2019    :   2020    :   2021    :   2019    :   2020    :   2021
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              :   ---------- bushels ---------       -------- 1,000 bushels -------
              :
Colorado .....:   37.0        14.5        22.0       11,840       4,858       9,240
Nebraska .....:   31.0        24.0        24.0        3,286       3,000       3,840
South Dakota .:   38.0        35.0        28.0        1,482       1,715       2,296
              :
United States :   35.7        18.8        23.2       16,608       9,573      15,376
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