NASS: Potato Acres Down While Hay Acres Increase
According to NASS, Hay acres across the Northwest increased 6% year-over-year, while, potato acres dropped 4% from 2021.
Idaho potato acres are estimated at 290,000, down 8% from the previous year. Harvested area, at 289,500 acres, is also down 8% from the previous year. In Oregon, growers planted an estimated 42,000 acres of potatoes, down 7% from last year. Harvested area, at 42,000 acres, is down 6% from last year. Washington growers planted an estimated 165,000 acres of potatoes, up 3% year-over-year. Harvested area, at 164,500 acres, is up 3% from 2021. Nationally, area planted to potatoes is estimated at 910,000 acres, down 3% from last year. Harvested area is forecast at 902,200 acres, down 4 percent from 2021.
When it comes to hay acres, Washington is expected to total 740,000 acres, up 4% from the previous year. In Oregon, all hay harvested area is estimated at 970,000 acres, up 9% from 2021. And all hay harvested area in Idaho is expected to total 1.29 million acres, up 4% year-over-year. In the United States, all hay harvested area is estimated at 51.5 million acres, up 2% from last year.
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