First barley production report of 2023 released
  • 07/12/2023

First barley production report of 2023 released

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released their July 12, 2023 Crop Production Report. Much of the data is based on initial estimates and forecasts and does not report all barley production states. Individual state level estimates will be published in the Small Grains 2023 Summary.  

Production is forecast at 177 million bushels, up 2 percent from 2022. Based on conditions as of July 1, the average yield for the United States is forecast at 70.1 bushels per acre, down 1.6 bushels from last year. Area harvested for grain or seed, at 2.53 million acres, is unchanged from the Acreage report released on June 30, 2023, but up 4 percent from 2022.  


Ninety-two percent of the Nation’s barley crop was planted by June 4, two percentage points ahead of last year but 3 percentage points behind the 5-year average. Seventy-two percent of the Nation’s barley crop had emerged by June 4, one percentage point ahead of the previous year but 8 percentage points behind the 5-year average. Ninety-five percent of the Nation’s barley crop had emerged by June 18, equal to the previous year but 1 percentage point behind the 5-year average. Seven percent of the Nation’s barley acreage had reached the headed stage by June 18, equal to last year but 4 percentage points behind the 5-year average. Thirty-seven percent of the Nation’s barley acreage had reached the headed stage by July 2, three percentage points behind last year and 10 percentage points behind the 5-year average. On July 2, fifty-one percent of the Nation’s barley acreage was rated in good to excellent condition, 8 percentage points below the same time last year. 


You can access the July 12, 2023 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