All wheat acreage up on increase in winter wheat
U.S. wheat farmers raised planted area in 2023.
Planted area for all types of wheat is pegged at 49.855 million acres, a little bit more than the Ag Outlook Forum and a jump of 9% from last year.
That includes a 13% rise in winter wheat to 37.505 million acres, considerably more than many pre-report estimates, with spring wheat at 10.57 million acres, potentially the lowest since 1972, under expectations, and 2% less than last year.
This does imply a much larger winter wheat crop, but that’s unlikely because of the drought impacting parts of the central and southern Plains, lowering yields and increasing rates of abandonment.
Spring wheat acres could be impacted by probable planting delays in parts of the northern U.S. Plains.
The USDA’s weekly crop progress and condition numbers resume Monday, April 3rd at 4 Eastern/3 Central.
Comparisons for Brownfield states:
Arkansas: Winter Wheat: 230,000 acres, 5% above 2022
Illinois: Winter Wheat: 880,000 acres, 35% above 2022
Indiana: Winter Wheat: 440,000 acres, 52% above 2022
Kansas: Winter Wheat: 8.1 million acres, 11% above 2022
Michigan: Winter Wheat: 670,000 acres, 46% above 2022
Minnesota: Spring Wheat: 1.18 million acres, 6% less than last year
Missouri: Winter Wheat: 860,000 acres, 37% above 2022
Nebraska: Winter Wheat: 1.15 million acres, 17% above 2022
Ohio: Winter Wheat: 650,000 acres, 27% above 2022
South Dakota: Winter Wheat: 930,000 acres, 12% above 2022; Spring Wheat: 730,000 acres, steady with last year
Tennessee: Winter Wheat: 470,000 acres, 15% above 2022
Wisconsin: Winter Wheat: 290,000 acres, 5% below 2022