Oat acres a little bit larger than last year
Oat acreage is expected to climb slightly higher this year.
The USDA sees planted area for oats at 2.667 million acres, 3% above 2022, but still potentially the fifth lowest on record.
Part of the increase can be tied to the rise in the use of oats as a cover crop, along with feed and food use expectations.
The USDA’s weekly crop progress and condition numbers resume Monday, April 3rd at 4 Eastern/3 Central.
Comparisons for Brownfield states:
Arkansas: 8,000 acres, a decrease of 20% from 2022
Illinois: 45,000 acres, a decrease of 25% from 2022
Iowa: 200,000 acres, an increase of 54% from 2022
Kansas: 130,000 acres, an increase of 18% from 2022
Michigan: 60,000 acres, an increase of 20% from 2022
Minnesota: 190,000 acres, a decrease of 5% from 2022
Missouri: 40,000 acres, a decrease of 11% from 2022
Nebraska: 140,000 acres, an increase of 12% from 2022
Ohio: Record Low 30,000 acres, a decrease of 40% from 2022
South Dakota: 310,000 acres, an increase of 19% from 2022
Wisconsin: 175,000 acres, an increase of 25% from 2022