September Small Grains and Stocks Reports

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released their September 30, 2022 Small Grains Summary along with updated stock reports. 

Production was estimated at 174 million bushels, up 45 percent from the revised 2021 total of 120 million bushels. The average yield, at 71.7 bushels per acre, was up 11.4 bushel from the previous year. Producers seeded 2.95 million acres in 2022, up 9 percent from 2021. Harvested area, at 2.43 million acres, was up 22 percent from 2021. 

Record low planted acres were estimated in California, Michigan, New York, Oregon, Washington, and Wisconsin. Record low harvested acres were estimated in South Dakota and Wisconsin. Record high yields were estimated in Arizona and Idaho. Record low production was estimated in Wisconsin. 

Eleven percent of the Nation’s barley acreage was planted by April 10, one percentage point behind the previous year but 3 percentage points ahead of the 5-year average. Nationwide, barley producers seeded 24 percent of the Nation’s acreage by April 24, ten percentage points behind the previous year but matching the 5-year average. By April 24, emergence was evident in 3 percent of the Nation’s barley acreage, 6  percentage points behind the previous year and 3 percentage points behind the 5-year average. Nationally, 85 percent of the barley acreage was sown by May 29, nine percentage points behind the previous year, and 8 percentage points behind the 5-year average. Sixty-two percent of the barley acreage emerged by May 29, fifteen percentage points behind the previous year, and 10 percentage points behind the 5-year average. Heading of the Nation’s barley acreage advanced to 43 percent complete by July 3, fourteen percentage points behind the previous year and 10 percentage points behind the 5-year average. By July 31, barley producers harvested 6 percent of the Nation’s acreage, 5 percentage points behind the previous year but matching the 5-year average. Overall, 55 percent of the barley acreage was reported in good to excellent condition on August 7, compared with 24 percent at the same time last year. By September 11, ninety-one percent of the barley acreage was harvested, 5 percentage points behind the previous year and 1 percentage point behind the 5-year average.

Barley stocks in all positions on September 1, 2022 totaled 165 million bushels, up 22 percent from September 1, 2021. On-farm stocks are estimated at 121 million bushels, 56 percent above a year ago. Off-farm stocks, at 44.3 million bushels, are 23 percent below September 2021. The June – August 2022 indicated disappearance is 51.1 million bushels, 9 percent below the same period a year earlier.

You can access the September 30, 2022 USDA NASS Report; along with other historical acreage, production, and stock reports, from the AMBA website

You can find additional barley data at the NASS website