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North Dakota Corn Acreage Down 31 Percent
North Dakota Ag Connection - 07/01/2020

North Dakota producers planted 6.00 million acres of other spring wheat in 2020, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. This is down 10% from a year ago. Other spring wheat to be harvested for grain is estimated at 5.85 million acres, down 2% from last year.

Durum wheat is estimated at 790,000 acres, up 10% from a year earlier. Harvested area is expected to total 770,000 acres, up 28% from last year. Winter wheat planted last fall totaled 40,000 acres, down 53% from last year. Harvested area is expected to total 35,000 acres, down 50% from last year.

Soybean planted acreage is estimated at 6.00 million acres, up 7% from last year. Of these, 94% were planted with genetically modified, herbicide resistant seed, down 1 percentage point from 2019. Producers expect to harvest 5.95 million acres, up 10% from a year ago.

Corn planted for all purposes is estimated at 2.40 million acres this year, down 31% from 2019.

Of the total acres, 91% were planted with biotechnology varieties, down 5 percentage points from 2019. Area to be harvested for grain is estimated at 2.20 million acres, down 30% from a year ago.

Barley producers planted 550,000 acres, down 5% from last year. Area to be harvested for grain is estimated at 425,000 acres, down 4% from a year ago.

Oats planted for all purposes is estimated at 400,000 acres, up 13% from last year. Area to be harvested for grain is estimated at 125,000 acres, up 9% from last year.

Rye planted for all purposes is estimated at 75,000 acres, down 12% from last year. Area to be harvested for grain is estimated at 50,000 acres, down 12% from last year.

Canola planted acreage is estimated at 1.55 million acres, down 9% from last year. Area to be harvested is estimated at 1.53 million acres, down 5% from a year ago.

Oil sunflower planted area is estimated at 550,000 acres, up 17% from last year. An estimated 530,000 acres is expected to be harvested, up 23% from a year ago. Non-oil sunflower planted area is estimated at 70,000 acres, up 8% from the previous year. Harvested area is estimated at 67,000 acres, up 16% from the previous year.

Flaxseed planted acreage, at 235,000 acres, is down 15% from a year ago. Area to be harvested is estimated at 220,000 acres, down 4% from last year.

Dry edible bean planted acres are estimated at 810,000, up 32% from last year. Harvested area is estimated at 790,000 acres, up 44% from a year ago.

All chickpea planted acres is estimated at 20,000 acres, down 51% from last year. Harvested area is estimated at 19,100 acres, up 1% from last year. Small and large chickpea acreages were withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operators.

Dry edible pea planted acres is estimated at 325,000, down 24% from last year. Harvested area is estimated at 315,000 acres, down 23% from a year ago.

Lentil planted area is estimated at 85,000 acres, down 11% from last year. Harvested area is estimated at 80,000 acres, down 1% from a year ago.

Sugarbeet planted acres, at 214,000, are up 1% from last year. Harvested area is forecast at 211,000 acres, up 24% from the previous year.

Potato planted acreage is estimated at 65,000 acres, down 11% from last year and a record low. Harvested area is estimated at 62,000, up 7% from a year ago. Percent planted by type totals 45% Russet, 28% white, 24% red, and 3% yellow.

Alfalfa acreage to be harvested for dry hay is estimated at 1.45 million acres, up 19% from last year. Other hay acreage to be cut for dry hay is estimated at 1.05 million acres, down 13% from a year ago.

The estimates of planted and harvested acreages in this news release are based primarily on surveys conducted during the first two weeks of June.

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