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Mustard Plantings Sink In U.S.

WASHINGTON - Jun 28/24- SNS -- Land in mustard seed sank 11% from last year to total 218,000 acres, according to the USDA's seeded area estimates for 2024.

Mustard seed area for harvest is forecast at 203,500 acres, down 15% from the previous year. In 2024, estimates for mustard seed began in Oregon and Washington.

Acreage planted to rapeseed is estimated at 20,200 acres, up 7,000 acres from 2023. Harvested rapeseed area is forecast at 18,300 acres, up 8,200 acres from last year. Planted and harvested area for the Nation both represent the highest on record for rapeseed since records began in 1991.

Beginning in 2024, estimates for rapeseed were discontinued in Delaware and South Carolina. In 2024, estimates for rapeseed began in Indiana and Washington.

Other Oilseeds Area Planted and Harvested - United States: 2023 and 2024
                :         Area planted          :        Area harvested
      Crop      :---------------------------------------------------------------
                :     2023      :     2024      :     2023      :    2024 1/
                :                          1,000 acres
Rapeseed 2/ ....:      13.2            20.2            10.1            18.3
Mustard seed 3/ :     245.0           218.0           238.1           203.5
1/ Forecasted.
2/ For 2023, rapeseed program States include Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, North
   Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. For 2024,
   rapeseed program States include Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina,
   Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington.
3/ For 2023, mustard seed program States include Idaho, Montana, and North
   Dakota. For 2024, mustard seed program States include Idaho, Montana, North
   Dakota, Oregon, and Washington.

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