Iowa oat production is estimated at 3.52 million bushels this year, down 11% from last year according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, which just published its Small Grains 2014 Summary. This is Iowa's second lowest oat production on record.
Oats planted at 145,000 acres is down 34% from last year. Harvested area for grain is 55,000 acres, down 8% from 2013. Oat yield, at 64.0 bushels per acre, is down 2 bushels from last year.
Winter wheat production, at 735,000 bushels in Iowa in 2014, is down 33% from last year. Planted acreage at 26,000 is down 13% from 2013. Winter wheat harvested area is 15,000 acres, down 29% from last year. Winter wheat yield, at 49.0 bushels per acre, is down 3 bushels from 2013.
United States wheat, oats, barley production in 2014
• All wheat production totaled 2.04 billion bushels in 2014, down 5% from USDA's revised 2013 total. Area harvested for grain totaled 46.5 million acres, up 3% from the previous year. The United States yield average for 2014 is estimated at 43.8 bushels per acre, down 3.3 bushels from the previous year. The levels of production and changes from 2013 by type are winter wheat, 1.38 billion bushels, down 11%; other spring wheat, 601 million bushels, up 12%; and Durum wheat, 57.1 million bushels, down 2%.
• Oat production in the U.S. in 2014 is estimated at 70.5 million bushels, up 9% from the revised 2013 total but represents the fourth lowest production on record. Yield is estimated at 67.8 bushels per acre, up 3.7 bushels from the previous year. Harvested area, at 1.04 million acres, is 3% above last year. This is the third lowest acreage harvested for grain on record.
• Barley production is estimated at 180 million bushels, down 17% from the revised 2013 total. Average yield per acre, at 73.4 bushels, is up 2.1 bushels from the previous year and represents a record high for the United States. Producers seeded 2.98 million acres in 2014, down 16% from last year. Harvested area, at 2.46 million acres, is down 19% from 2013.
The complete report can be found under "Publications" on the USDA/NASS website.