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U.S. barley crop down through July.

U.S. barley crop down through July

According to the Ladish Malting Co. and a government report, total barley production for the United States as of August 1 was estimated at 469.9 million bushels. This figure was 1.4-percent less than a July 1 estimate, but 12.2-percent more than the 1990 production of 418.8 million bushels.

The nation's yield per acre is forecast at 55.8 bushels, just less than the 55.9 bushel yield in 1990.

The government report estimated grain production in the principle six-row malting barley growing states of North Dakota, Minnesota and South Dakota at 209.1 million bushels. This would be 4.1-percent less than the July 1 forecast of 218.1 million bushels.

The barley harvest got off to an early start and was progressing well until the first weekend in August when significant rains fell over much of north and central North Dakota causing harvest delays. The early crop showed more blight than was evident in recent years; however, as the harvest progressed, soundness improved.
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Publication:Modern Brewery Age
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Date:Aug 26, 1991
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