Oat Production Numbers for June 29th Released

Oat production in Iowa is forecast at 4.36 million bushels , up 10 percent from the 3.96 million bushels in 2013 according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service Crop Production report. Iowa oat growers intend to harvest 65,000 acres for grain, up 8 percent from last year. The expected yield is 67 bushels per acre, up 1 bushel from 2013. Seventy four percent of Iowa’s oat crop was rated in good to excellent condition as of June 29th . Eleven percent of the oat acreage was turning color.