2011 U.S. Barley Production and Quality*MBAA TQ doi:10.1094/TQ-48-3-0922-01 | VIEW ARTICLE
Paul Schwarz and Karen Hertsgaard.
Annual crop quality surveys conducted in Montana, Minnesota, and North Dakota by the Institute of Barley and Malt Sciences at NDSU are in progress. To date, harvest is 100 percent, 87 percent, and 98 percent complete in Minnesota, Montana, and North Dakota, respectively.
* U.S. barley harvest is not yet complete, and since production-based statistics are not available until several months after harvest, we relied on estimates for the 2011 crop. Since planting and production estimates generally do not make a distinction between malting and feed, this report covers total barley production. Also, since estimates are periodically updated, and although we have endeavored to use the most recent data, some inconsistencies may result. Planting and production estimates were from the United States Department of Agricultural National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA-NASS).
** Metric units of hectares and tonnes were converted with the