August crop production report indicates increase in projected yields to bolster production despite acreage forecasts lowered
  • 08/11/2023

August crop production report indicates increase in projected yields to bolster production despite acreage forecasts lowered

Acreage updates were made in several States based on a thorough review of all available data. Total planted area, at 3.19 million acres is down 5 percent from the previous estimate but up 8 percent from 2022. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 2.40 million acres, down 5 percent from the Acreage report and down 1 percent from last year. 

Production is forecast at 180 million bushels, up 3 percent from 2022. Based on conditions as of August 1, the average yield for the United States is forecast at 75.1 bushels per acre, up 3.4 bushels from last year.

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. Seventy-five percent of the Nation’s barley acreage had reached the headed stage by July 16, two percentage points behind last year and 8 percentage points behind the 5-year average. By July 30, ninety-seven percent of the Nation’s barley crop had reached the headed stage, equal to both the previous year and the 5-year average. By July 30, five percent of the Nation’s barley crop had been harvested, equal to both the previous year and the 5-year average. On July 30, fifty percent of the Nation’s barley was rated in good to excellent condition, 7 percentage points below the same time last year. 

You can access the August 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