August barley production report released; crop condition greatly improved from this time last year

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released their August 12, 2022 Crop Production Report. 

Production is forecast at 158 million bushels, up 34 percent from 2021. Based on conditions as of August 1, the average yield for the United States is forecast at 66.3 bushels per acre, up 5.9 bushels from last year. Area harvested for grain or seed, at 2.38 million acres is down 1 percent from the Acreage report released on June 30, 2022, but up 22 percent from 2021.  

Forty-three percent of the Nation’s barley acreage had reached the headed stage by July 3, fourteen percentage points behind last year and 10 percentage points behind the 5-year average. Seventy-nine percent of the Nation’s barley acreage had reached the headed stage by July 17, nine percentage points behind last year and 8 percentage points behind the 5-year average. Ninety-eight percent of the Nation’s barley acreage had reached the headed stage by July 31, equal to both last year and the 5-year average. By July 31, barley producers had harvested 6 percent of the Nation’s barley crop, 5 percentage points behind last year but equal to the 5-year average. On July 31, fifty-five percent of the Nation’s barley acreage was rated in good to excellent condition, 34 percentage points above the same time last year

You can access the August 12, 2022 USDA NASS Crop Production Report; along with other historical acreage, production, and stock reports, from the AMBA website

You can find additional barley data at the NASS website