USDA prospective plantings report estimates 11% increase in barley acreage in 2022

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released their prospective plantings and grain stocks reports today which highlighted the continued depletion in barley stocks both on and off-farm, but an increase in potential planted acres in the 2022 crop year. 

You can access the barley stock report at the AMBA website: https://ambainc.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Stocks_033122.pdf

Barley stocks in all positions on March 1, 2022 totaled 72.6 million bushels, down 40 percent from March 1, 2021. On-farm stocks are estimated at 25.3 million bushels, 55 percent below a year ago. Off-farm stocks, at 47.4 million bushels, are 27 percent below March 2021. The December 2021 – February 2022 indicated disappearance totaled 24.9 million bushels, 12 percent below the same period a year earlier.

You can access the barley prospective plantings report at the AMBA website: https://ambainc.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Acreage_033122.pdf

Producers intend to seed 2.94 million acres of barley for the 2022 crop year, up 11 percent from the previous year. In Montana, the largest barley state (by acreage), acreage is expected to increase by 12 percent, from last year. Record low planted acreage is estimated for Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, and Utah.

You can find additional barley data at the NASS website