Bad data for sunflowers in the United States. The “Annual Crop Production” report, prepared by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) points out that, during 2023, the US saw the production of sunflowers secreased 22% from 2.8 million pounds (1.2 million tons) to 2.1 million (995,385 tons)
The surface area stood at 1,262,300 acres, about 511,000 hectares, in 2023, which represents a decrease of 221% from the previous one when it stood at 1.6 million acres, about 649,723 hectares.
The yield per hectare during this harvest was 1,738 pounds per hectare, which translated into kilograms per hectare about 1,948, while in the previous campaign, it was 1,751 pounds, about 1,962 kilograms
The reduction of corn, barley, and oats in the Seville Market, while sunflower earns five euros
On the other hand, the total area set for the production of sunflower oil in this country covers a total of 1,117,000 acres (452,033.86 hectares) in 2023. The States leading the plantation area of this plant are North Dakota and South Dakota, although their plantation area of this plant has decreased by 25%. Oil seeds to allocate to other crops, such as California (-10%), Colorado (-48%), Kansas (-7%), Minnesota (-25%), Nebraska (-35%). The only State that increased the area planted to sunflowers for oil production was Texas (8%).
In addition, 145,300 hectares (58,800.82 hectares) were allocated for the production of sunflower seeds, which is 13% more than last year. Before
North Dakota and South Dakota are the States that continue to lead the cultivation and production of sunflower seeds in the United States, with a cultivated area of 71,000 hectares (28,732 hectares) and 38,000 hectares (25,378 hectares) respectively. , respectively.
Several states have increased the area dedicated to this type of sunflower: Colorado (23%), Minnesota (10%), Nebraska (25%), and North Dakota (34%). California is the only State that maintains the same area as last year (500 acres); Some states (Kansas, South Dakota, and Texas) have temporarily reduced the area in favor of other crops.
* Estimates for acreage, yield and production include a combination of oil and non-oil sunflower – see the June USDA report for the breakout between oil and non-oil.