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North Dakota Highlights

 

Following are highlights of North Dakota barley production based upon information from USDA-NASS, as of August 31, 2012:

 

Acres Harvested:  North Dakota harvested 1,060,000 acres of barley in 2012, and increase of 710,000 acres from 350,000 acres harvested in 2011.

 

Yield: Barley yield is estimated at 63 bushels per acre, an increase of 16 bushels per acre from the 47 bushel per acre yield in 2011.

 

Production:  North Dakota produced 66,780,000 bushels in 2012, an increase of 50,330,000 bushels from 2011.

 

National Highlights

 

The United States harvested 3,268,000 acres of barley in 2012, an increase of 1,029,000 acres from 2011.  U. S. production is estimated at 221,019,000 bushels for 2012, an increase of 65,239,000 bushels from 2011.  Yield for 2012 is estimated at 67.6 bushels per acre, down slightly from 69.6 bushels per acre in 2011.

 


 

The following list provides information on barley production.

 

    Typical           Planted Area       Harvested Area     Estimated Production
Variety Type Use Percent Acres Hectares Acres Hectares Bushels Metric Tons
Tradition 6 row Malting 47.00% 498,200 201,619 474,700 192,108 28,956,700 630,464
Lacey 6 row Malting 20.20% 214,120 86,653 204,020 82,566 12,445,220 270,966
Stellar-ND 6 row Malting 1.60% 16,960 6,864 16,160 6,540 985,760 21,463
Conlon 2 row Malting 4.60% 48,760 19,733 46,460 18,802 2,834,060 61,705
Legacy 6 row Malting 1.90% 20,140 8,151 19,190 7,766 1,170,590 25,487
Robust 6 row Malting 5.80% 61,480 24,881 58,580 23,707 3,573,380 77,802
Celebration 6 row Malting 4.90% 51,940 21,020 49,490 20,028 3,018,890 65,729
Haybet 2 row Feed 2.10% 22,260 9,008 21,210 8,584 1,293,810 28,170
Quest 6 row Malting 0.20% 2,120 858 2,020 817 123,220 2,683
Pinnacle 2 row Malting 4.10% 43,460 17,588 41,410 16,758 2,526,010 54,998
Innovation 6 row Malting 0.90% 9,540 3,861 9,090 3,679 554,490 12,073
Hays 2 row Feed 0.40% 4,240 1,716 4,040 1,635 246,440 5,366
Bowman 2 row Feed 0.20% 2,120 858 2,020 817 123,220 2,683
Logan 2 row Feed 0.20% 2,120 858 2,020 817 123,220 2,683
Other NA NA 5.90% 62,540 25,310 59,590 24,116 3,634,990 79,143
TOTALS:     100.00% 1,060,000 428,976 1,010,000 408,741 61,610,000 1,341,413

 

SUMMARY COMMENTS FOR THE 2012 BARLEY CROP        
1. North Dakota is first in U. S. barley production.          
2. Data in the above table was compiled from USDA National Ag Statistics Service (USDA-NASS)  

 

 

PRODUCTION TRENDS FOR NORTH DAKOTA BARLEY, 2000 - 2008

  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Yield                  
--Bushels per acre 55 55 45 60 62 54 49 56 56
--Kilograms per hectare 2,956 2,956 2,419 3,225 3,333 2,903 2,634 3,010 3,010
Area Planted
--Acres 1,900,000 1,500,000 1,600,000 2,050,000 1,600,000 1,200,000 1,100,000 1,470,000 1,650,000
--Hectares 769,500 607,500 648,000 830,250 648,000 486,000 445,500 595,350 668,250
Area Harvested
--Acres 1,770,000 1,450,000 1,300,000 1,980,000 1,480,000 1,060,000 995,000 1,390,000 1,540,000
--Hectares 716,850 587,250 526,500 801,900 599,400 429,300 402,975 562,950 623,700
Production
--Bushels 97,350,000 79,750,000 58,500,000 118,800,000 91,760,000 57,240,000 48,755,000 77,840,000 86,240,000
--Metric Tonnes 2,119,568 1,736,369 1,273,700 2,586,592 1,997,859 1,246,267 1,061,526 1,694,784 1,877,674
Source:North Dakota Ag. Statistics Service.

 

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