USDA June acreage report. Here are the Montana highlights
Winter Wheat- 1.55 Million acres. Down 22.5% from the previous year
Spring Wheat- 3 Million acres, up 3.4% from the previous year
Durum- 610,000 Acres, up 10.9% from the previous year
Barley- 1.01 Million acres. Up 10% from the previous year
June 1st on farm stocks are up 8.2% in Montana. Farmers are building more bins and trying to figure out how they are going to store a big crop coming this harvest.
Barley-1.1 million acres up 90,000 acres, the highest since 2003
Winter Wheat-1.6 million acres down from 2 million acres in 2019
Durum-570,000 acres, up 20,000 acres from 2019
Spring Wheat-3.3 million acres, up 400,000 acres, highest since 2002
Surprisingly, durum acres are substantially higher than previously anticipated. Winter wheat was a serious challenge last fall. The ground had substantial moisture and in some cases snow. We are now starting to fully understand the extent of how hard it was to get planted last fall. Thus, the shift from a increase in all the other crops. All cropland acres in Montana down 4%. A safe explanation would be we have more fallow acres and pulses this year to account for the changes. To view the full details click the attachments below.