ASB Notice

NASS to Re-Survey Operators with Unharvested Small Grains

Issued Sept. 30, 2019 by the Agricultural Statistics Board of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's, National Agricultural Statistics Service. For more information, contact Lance Honig at (202) 720-2127 or

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) may update acreage, yield, production and stocks estimates for barley, oats, Durum wheat and other spring wheat in the November 8 Crop Production report. Estimates included in the Small Grains 2019 Summary released on September 30 were based on a sample of producers growing small grains this year.

When the small grains producers were surveyed there was significant unharvested acreage of barley in Idaho, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, and Washington; significant unharvested acreage of oats in Idaho, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, and South Dakota; significant unharvested acreage of Durum wheat in Idaho, Montana, and North Dakota; and a large proportion of other spring wheat acreage not yet harvested in Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Washington. The unharvested area and expected production were included in the totals released on September 30.

NASS will re-contact survey respondents who previously reported acreage not yet harvested in these states. If the newly collected data justifies any changes, NASS will update the September 30 estimates in the November 8 report. Stocks estimates are also subject to review since unharvested production is included in the estimate of on-farm stocks.

All NASS reports will be available at


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