New York growers harvested 7.92 million bushels of wheat in 2020, with an average yield of 66 bushels per acre, according to Donnie Fike, state statistician of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, New York Field Office. Harvested area, at 120 thousand acres was up 54 thousand acres from last year.
New York oat production was estimated at 1.70 million bushels in 2020. Yield was estimated at 53 bushels per acre, down 7 bushels per acre from last year. Harvested area, at 32 thousand acres, was 7 thousand acres below last year.
Barley production was estimated at 300 thousand bushels, up 44% from 2019. The average yield, which is a record high for the state, at 60 bushels per acre, was up 8 bushels per acre from the previous year. Producers seeded 9 thousand acres in 2020, down from 10 thousand acres in 2019. Harvested area, at 5 thousand acres, was up 1 thousand acres from 2019.
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