Seeded acreage down 18 percent with North Dakota realizing a historic low while stocks up 18 percent
  • 06/28/2024

Seeded acreage down 18 percent with North Dakota realizing a historic low while stocks up 18 percent

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released their acreage and grain stocks reports today, which revealed a 18% decrease in planted acreage (2.56 million acres) from 2023. In Montana, the largest barley State, acreage is expected to decrease by 14 percent from last year. Planted area is a record low in Colorado, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Through June 2nd, 74 percent of the Nation’s barley rated in good to excellent condition. 


You can access the June 28, 2024 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 2.56 million acres of barley for the 2024 crop year, down 18 percent from the previous year. In Montana, the largest barley State, acreage is expected to decrease by 14 percent from last year. Planted area is a record low in Colorado, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Through June 2nd, 74 percent of the Nation’s barley rated in good to excellent condition. 


Stocks - Old crop barley stocks in all positions on June 1, 2024 totaled 77.9 million bushels, up 18 percent from June 1, 2023. On-farm stocks are estimated at 28.9 million bushels, 51 percent above a year ago. Off-farm stocks, at 49.1 million bushels, are 5 percent above June 1, 2023. The March - May 2024 indicated disappearance is 33.7 million bushels, 47 percent above the same period a year earlier.