Crop Production

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) estimated about 2 million planted acres of canola in 2018 with record production of around 3,600 pounds per acre and record national average yield of nearly 1,900 pounds. This accounted for more than 7.2 billion pounds of canola production. Planting of canola in the United States first began in 1988 after being introduced in Canada in 1974.

January 2019 NASS Annual Production Report
Canola Area Planted and Harvested, Yield and Production - States and United States: 2016-2018

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                :           Area planted            :          Area harvested           
      State     :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
                :   2016    :   2017    :   2018    :   2016    :   2017    :   2018    
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                :                              1,000 acres                                                                                           
Idaho ..........:     21.0        23.0        43.0         20.5        22.3        42.0 
Kansas .........:     25.0        50.0        47.0         24.0        47.0        35.0 
Minnesota ......:     29.0        36.0        46.0         27.5        34.5        45.0 
Montana ........:     62.0       155.0       120.0         60.0       137.0       117.0 
North Dakota ...:  1,460.0     1,590.0     1,590.0      1,450.0     1,560.0     1,580.0 
Oklahoma .......:     75.0       160.0        70.0         70.0       140.0        53.0 
Oregon .........:      4.0         8.0         4.7          3.7         7.2         4.5 
Washington .....:     33.0        55.0        70.0         31.0        54.0        67.0                                                                      
United States ..:  1,709.0     2,077.0     1,990.7      1,686.7     2,002.0     1,943.5 
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                :          Yield per acre           :            Production             
      State     :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
                :   2016    :   2017    :   2018    :   2016    :   2017    :   2018    
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                :    ----------- pounds ----------    ---------- 1,000 pounds ---------                                                                     
Idaho ..........:    2,200       1,700       2,100       45,100      37,910      88,200 
Kansas .........:    1,940       1,320         960       46,560      62,040      33,600 
Minnesota ......:    1,700       2,080       2,060       46,750      71,760      92,700 
Montana ........:    1,670         860       1,120      100,200     117,820     131,040 
North Dakota ...:    1,840       1,600       1,960    2,668,000   2,496,000   3,096,800 
Oklahoma .......:    1,450       1,200         880      101,500     168,000      46,640 
Oregon .........:    2,400       1,550       1,700        8,880      11,160       7,650 
Washington .....:    2,000       1,680       1,790       62,000      90,720     119,930                                                                   
United States ..:    1,825       1,526       1,861    3,078,990   3,055,410   3,616,560 

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service, January 2019

 

 

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