News

USDA has winter wheat crop below a year ago

The USDA is projecting a smaller winter wheat crop in 2022.

Production is expected to be 1.174 billion bushels, 8% under 2021 with an average yield of 47.9 bushels per acre and harvested area of 24.499 million acres. A year ago, winter wheat production totaled 1.277 billion bushels with an average yield of 50.2 bushels per acre and harvested area of 25.464 million acres.

For this year, by class, hard red winter is seen at 590.037 million bushels, soft red winter at 353.503 million, and white winter at a combined 230.007 million, while for last year, hard red winter totaled 749.489 million bushels, soft red winter production was 360.689 million, and white winter combined for 167.187 million.

Drought is impacting hard red winter production in parts of the central and southern U.S. Plains and if the current USDA projection is met, acreage abandonment is expected to be the highest since 2002. Portions of the soft red winter region in the eastern Midwest are excessively wet, but conditions are relatively good.

Year-to-year comparisons for applicable Brownfield states:

Arkansas: Production: 8.8 million bushels, compared to 8.41 million in 2021; average yield of 55 bushels per acre, compared to 58 a year ago; harvested area of 160,000 acres, compared to 145,000 last year

Illinois: Production: 49.5 million bushels, compared to 48.19 million in 2021; average yield of 75 bushels per acre, compared to 79 a year ago; harvested area of 660,000 acres, compared to 610,000 last year

Indiana: Production: 18.24 million bushels, compared to 22.95 million in 2021; average yield of 76 bushels per acre, compared to 85 a year ago; harvested area of 240,000 acres, compared to 270,000 last year

Kansas: Production: 271.05 million bushels, compared to 364 million in 2021; average yield of 39 bushels per acre, compared to 52 a year ago; harvested area of 6.95 million acres, compared to 7 million last year

Michigan: Production: 33.575 million bushels, compared to 45.36 million in 2021; average yield of 79 bushels per acre, compared to 81 a year ago; harvested area of 425,000 acres, compared to 560,000 last year

Missouri: Production: 41.54 million bushels, compared to 31.85 million in 2021; average yield of 67 bushels per acre, compared to 65 a year ago; harvested area of 620,000 acres, compared to 490,000 last year

Nebraska: Production: 36.9 million bushels, compared to 41.16 million in 2021; average yield of 41 bushels per acre, compared to 49 a year ago; harvested area of 900,000 acres, compared to 840,000 last year

Ohio: Production: 34.96 million bushels, compared to 43.775 million in 2021; average yield of 76 bushels per acre, compared to 85 a year ago; harvested area of 460,000 acres, compared to 515,000 last year

South Dakota: Production: 32.4 million bushels, compared to 27.36 million in 2021; average yield of 45 bushels per acre, compared to 38 a year ago; harvested area of 720,000 acres, unchanged from last year

Tennessee: Production: 25.08 million bushels, compared to 23.43 million in 2021; average yield of 76 bushels per acre, compared to 71 a year ago; harvested area of 330,000 acres, unchanged from last year

Wisconsin: Production: 120.6 million bushels, compared to 70.98 million in 2021; average yield of 67 bushels per acre, compared to 42 a year ago; harvested area of 1.8 million acres, compared to 1.69 million last year

Add Comment

Your email address will not be published.


 

Stay Up to Date

Subscribe for our newsletter today and receive relevant news straight to your inbox!