U.S. spring wheat production up sharply
U.S. spring wheat production was up sharply last year thanks to big improvements in weather and yield in most key growing areas.
The USDA says the crop totaled 482.19 million bushels, an increase 151.34 million bushels, with an average yield of 46.2 bushels per acre, 13.6 above 2021.
Farmers planted fewer acres to spring wheat in 2022, but harvested area was up, implying a lower rate of abandonment.
The USDA’s 2023 prospective planting numbers are out at the end of March.
Comparisons for Brownfield states:
Minnesota: 73.81 million bushels, compared to 55.68 million in 2021; Average Yield: 61 bushels per acre, compared to 48 a year ago; Harvested Area: 1.21 million acres, compared to 1.16 million last year
South Dakota: 33.6 million bushels, compared to 16.82 million in 2021; Average Yield: 48 bushels per acre, compared to 29 a year ago; Harvested Area: 700,000 acres, compared to 580,000 last year