As USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service surveyed producers of small grains for the November 10 Crop Production Report it was discovered that a significant number of producers had un-harvested crops. NASS says it will re-contact those respondents who reported un-harvested acreage to determine if their survey numbers require updating prior to the report's release.
NASS will decide if it is necessary to updated acreage, yield, production and stocks estimates for barley, oats, Durum wheat and other spring wheat in the November 10 Crop Production report. Previous estimates included in the Small Grains 2009 Summary released on September 30 were based on a sample of producers growing small grains this year.
The hot spot for un-harvested barley seems to be Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming; significant un-harvested acreage of Durum wheat was found in Idaho, Montana, and North Dakota; and a large proportion of other spring wheat acreage is not yet harvested in Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, and North Dakota.