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On March 30, the United States Department of Agriculture United States Department of Agriculture (USDA),
n.pr established in 1862, USDA is responsible for the safety of meat, poultry, and egg products. It conducts ongoing research in areas from human nutrition to new crop technologies and also helps ensure open released its only scheduled report for the year covering prospective plantings of barley.
The reported indications for barley, as well as other major grain crops, were compiled on the basis of replies from growers reporting their plans as of March 1.
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Having a plane surface. showed, the farmers' intentions for the entire country are to plant 8.88 million acreas of barley in 1990; 3.1-percent less than 1989.
In the principal six-row barley producing states of North Dakota North Dakota, state in the N central United States. It is bordered by Minnesota, across the Red River of the North (E), South Dakota (S), Montana (W), and the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba (N). , Minnesota and South Dakota South Dakota (dəkō`tə), state in the N central United States. It is bordered by North Dakota (N), Minnesota and Iowa (E), Nebraska (S), and Wyoming and Montana (W). , farmers intend to plant 4.5 million acres of barley. This is slightly more than the 1989 planted acres and is considered to be favorable since many analysts had anticipated a modest reduction in barley acreage in the three states.
According to the Ladish Malting Co. of Milwaukee, WI, it is too early to predict when field work and seeding of the grains will take place in the three states. Much of western Minnesota, eastern and northern North Dakota experienced heavy wet snow and significant rain recently. Soil moisture is adequate to get the crop started, but timely rains throughout the season will be most important to insure a crop of satisfactory quality and quantity, Ladish added.