U.S. sorghum, barley, & oats supply to increase in the 2023/24
Feed grains range from corn, sorghum, oats, barley, and rye, to millet with corn influencing the global outlook of total feed grains. The four major feed grains in the U.S. remain corn, sorghum, barley, and oats.
USDA projected the planted area for sorghum in the 2023/24 crop year to be lower than that of the previous year. U.S. is expected to recover from the drought leading to improved harvested acres and yields of sorghum. The outlook for sorghum in the new marketing year is for increased supply, exports, and ending stocks.
The outlook for barley grains for the 2023/24 marketing year is for increased imports and ending stocks while use remains unchanged. USDA estimated lower planting and harvest area for the 2023/24 barley crop year while yields are expected to be up from the previous year’s acreage.
U.S. oats production is projected to increase in 2023/24 from the previous year. This is influenced by an estimated increase in yields and harvested area while imports slow, due to a forecasted decrease in Canada’s oats supply.
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