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Mushroom Report 2021-2022

The sales volume of the 2021-2022 U.S. mushroom crop totaled 702 million pounds, down 7% from last season. The 2021-2022 U.S. mushroom harvest sales value was $1.02 billion, down 4% from the previous season. The average reported price was $1.45 per pound, up $0.05 from a year earlier.

Agaricus Mushrooms

Agaricus mushroom sales volume totaled 680 million pounds, down 8% from the 2020-2021 season. Pennsylvania accounted for 66% of total sales volume and California, second in the ranking, 11%. The value of the Agaricus crop was estimated at $931 million, down 7% from a year ago.

Brown mushrooms, including Portabello and Crimini varieties, accounted for 203 million pounds, up 5% from last season. Brown mushrooms represented 30% of the total volume of Agaricus sold and 36% of the total value of Agaricus.

Sales of Agaricus mushrooms in the US fresh market totaled 616 million pounds, down 8% from the previous season, while processed sales, at 64 million pounds, were down 4% from last season. the previous season. Producers said US fresh market production accounted for 91% of total sales volume, while processed production accounted for the remaining 9%. Total grower fill intentions for the 2022-23 crop are 112 million square feet, down 4% from total fills for the 2021-22 season.

Agaricus mushroom growers in Chester County, Pennsylvania produced 321 million pounds, a 1% increase from the 2020-2021 growing season. This production was valued at $329 million, up 3% from the previous season. Chester County’s growing area was 11.7 million square feet, up 22% from last season. Total infills were 56.7 million square feet, up 20% from the 2020-21 growing season.

Specialty Mushrooms – Shiitake, Oyster and all other exotics

Sales value of commercially grown specialty mushrooms in 2021-22 totaled $87.3 million, up 32% from the 2020-21 season. A specialty grower is defined as having at least 200 natural wood logs in production or a commercial indoor growing area and $200 or more in sales. The average price received by growers, at $3.88 per pound, was up $0.67 from the previous season’s estimate.

Agaricus and specialty mushrooms certified organic

Growers produced 156 million pounds of certified organic mushrooms in the 2021-22 growing season, 19% more than in 2020-21. Forty-nine percent of the total, or 76.1 million pounds, was sold as certified organic mushrooms. Agaricus mushrooms accounted for 82% of mushrooms sold as certified organic, while all specialty mushrooms made up the rest.

September 1 harvest forecast

U.S. grain corn production is forecast at 13.9 billion bushels, down 3% from the previous forecast and down 8% from 2021. Based on September 1 conditions, yields are forecast to average 172.5 bushels per harvested acre, down 2.9 bushels from the previous forecast and down 4.5 bushels from last year.

Total seeded area, at 88.6 million acres, is down 1% from the previous estimate and 5% from a year earlier. Grain harvested area is estimated at 80.8 million acres, down 1% from the previous forecast and 5% from the previous year.

Soybean production for beans is forecast at 4.38 billion bushels, down 3% from the previous forecast and down 1% from 2021. Based on conditions as of September 1, yields are expected average 50.5 bushels per harvested acre, down 1.4 bushels from the previous forecast and down 0.9 bushels from 2021.

Total seeded area, at 87.5 million acres, is down 1% from the previous estimate, but up less than 1% from a year earlier. Harvested area for beans in the United States is estimated at 86.6 million acres, down 1% from the previous forecast, but up less than 1% from 2021.

All U.S. tobacco production for 2022 is forecast at 442 million pounds, down 3% from the previous forecast and down 7% from 2021. Harvested area, at 211,000 acres, is down 5% from the previous month and 4% from a year ago. Yield for the 2022 crop year is forecast at 2,100 pounds per acre, up 42 pounds from last month but 83 pounds lower than last year.

Pennsylvania

Corn production for grain is forecast at 128 million bushels, down 24% from 2021. Based on September 1 conditions, yields are expected to average 150 bushels per harvested acre, down 19 bushels over the previous year. Grain harvested area is forecast at 850,000 acres, down 14% from the previous year.

Soybean production for beans is forecast at 25.2 million bushels, down 20% from 2021. Based on September 1 conditions, yields are expected to average 43 bushels per harvested acre, down 10 bushels over the previous year. Harvested area for beans in Pennsylvania is estimated at 585,000 acres, down 2% from 2021.

Tobacco production is forecast at 13 million pounds, down 7% from 2021. Harvested area, at 5,300 acres, is down 50 acres from a year earlier. Yield for the 2022 crop year is forecast at 2,448 pounds per acre, down 173 pounds from last year.

Cranberry production in the Northeast region

New Jersey cranberry growers expect to harvest 590,000 barrels in 2022, up from 589,000 barrels in 2021. Massachusetts production is expected to reach 2 million barrels, up 11% from the previous year. Oregon producers expect to harvest 550,000 barrels, up 6% from 2021. Wisconsin production is forecast at 4.30 million barrels, also up 3% from 2021 production .

Early in the growing season, growers in Wisconsin and Massachusetts reported that the crop had experienced cold, wet weather and hail. The planting season started the first week of June but was delayed due to rainy days. Warmer temperatures and better weather conditions favored the development of cranberry plants and berries.

The total forecast for these four states is 7.44 million barrels, compared to 7.07 million barrels realized in 2021.

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