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Barley Area May Slip 1%

WASHINGTON - Dec 31/23 - SNS -- U.S. farmers intend to seed 2.92 million acres of barley for the 2023 crop year, down 1% from the previous year, according to the USDA's seeding intentions estimates.

In Montana, the largest barley State, acreage is expected to increase by 6%, from last year. Record low barley acres are expected in California, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, and South Dakota.


Barley Area Planted - States and United States: 2021-2023
[Includes area planted in preceding fall]
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                    :                                 Area planted
        State       :-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    :       2021        :       2022        :      2023 1/      :    Percent of
                    :                   :                   :                   :   previous year
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                    :       ---------------- 1,000 acres ----------------              percent
                    :
Alaska .............:           6                   6                   7                117
Arizona ............:          18                  16                  21                131
California .........:          40                  40                  35                 88
Colorado ...........:          52                  61                  65                107
Delaware ...........:          21                  21                  21                100
Idaho ..............:         530                 560                 590                105
Kansas .............:          14                  15                  12                 80
Maine ..............:          12                  11                  11                100
Maryland ...........:          33                  28                  34                121
Michigan ...........:          10                   9                   8                 89
                    :
Minnesota ..........:          55                  65                  55                 85
Montana ............:         970               1,030               1,090                106
New York ...........:           9                   9                   9                100
North Carolina .....:          13                  16                  17                106
North Dakota .......:         580                 740                 610                 82
Oregon .............:          40                  36                  40                111
Pennsylvania .......:          45                  41                  37                 90
South Dakota .......:          30                  28                  25                 89
Utah ...............:          18                  20                  22                110
Virginia ...........:          30                  30                  30                100
                    :
Washington .........:          83                  72                  85                118
Wisconsin ..........:          15                  14                  18                129
Wyoming ............:          84                  77                  80                104
                    :
United States ......:       2,708               2,945               2,922                 99
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1/ Intended plantings in 2023 as indicated by reports from farmers.

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