Barley acreage seeded up 14% from 2022, stocks recovering
  • 06/30/2023

Barley acreage seeded up 14% from 2022, stocks recovering

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released their acreage and grain stocks reports today, which revealed a 14% increase in planted acreage (3.36 million acres) over 2022. Acreage increases were realized in each of the top three growing states; Idaho, Montana, and North Dakota. 


Crop progress is generally on-track - ahead of last year at this time, but slightly behind the 5-year average. On June 25th, 46% of U.S. barley was rated in good to excellent condition, slightly behind conditions reported last year. 


Barley stocks have significantly rebounded, up 34% from last June. 


You can access the June 30, 2023 USDA NASS barley acreage and stock reports; along with other historical acreage, production, and stock reports, from the AMBA website


You can find additional barley data at the NASS website


Full report narratives from NASS:


Acreage - Producers seeded 3.36 million acres of barley for the 2023 crop year, up 14 percent from the previous year. Harvested area, forecast at 2.53 million acres, is up 4 percent from 2022.  Nationwide, 92 percent of the barley acreage was sown by June 4, two percentage points ahead of last year but 3 percentage points behind the 5-year average. Twenty-one percent of the Nation’s barley acreage had reached the headed stage by June 25, four percentage points ahead of last year but 5 percentage points behind the 5-year average. On June 25, forty-six percent of the Nation’s barley acreage was rated in good to excellent condition, 7 percentage points below the same time last year. 


Stocks - Old crop barley stocks in all positions on June 1, 2023 totaled 56.3 million bushels, up 34 percent from June 1, 2022. On-farm stocks are estimated at 17.4 million bushels, 78 percent above a year ago. Off-farm stocks, at 38.9 million bushels, are 20 percent above June 1, 2022. The March - May 2023 indicated disappearance is 32.4 million bushels, 6 percent above the same period a year earlier.