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Barley production up estimated 35%.

Barely production up estimated 35%

Total barley production for the U.S., according to a recent government report, is estimated at 392,141,000 bushels, a 35-percent increase over 1988 production of 290,505,000 bushels, Ladish Malting Co. said. The nation's yield-per-acre is forecast at 45.8 bushels, as compared to a 38.6 bushel yield last year.

According to the Milwaukee-based malt company, the government's estimate of production as of August 1 in the principal six-row malting barley producing states of North Dakota, Minnesota and South Dakota is 146,730,000 bushels. This is 23 percent less than the July 1 forecast of 191,370,000 bushels but "it is possible that this number could be adjusted in a later report," Ladish stated.

The condition of the two-row barley crop in Montana, Idaho, Colorado and Wyoming is generally favorable, the company said, although some dryland areas have been affected by heat and moisture stress which has cut yields.
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Publication:Modern Brewery Age
Date:Aug 28, 1989
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