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USDA sees big drop in U.S. winter wheat production

The USDA projects this year’s U.S. winter wheat crop at 1.246 billion bushels, a 25% drop on the year. Planted acreage this year was a near hundred year low and the USDA also expects the average yield to be down 6.5 bushels per acre from last year’s record of 55.3. Harvested area is expected to be 25.564 million acres, compared to 30.222 million a year ago.

By class, hard red winter production is seen at 737.458 million bushels, compared to 1.082 billion in 2016, soft red winter is expected to be 296.669 million bushels, compared to 345.230 million a year ago, and white winter is projected at a combined 212.265 million bushels, compared to 244.612 million last year.

The numbers are tentative and do not take into account any recent damage from snow or flooding.

Winter wheat production estimates for Brownfield states:

Illinois: 32.85 million bushels, compared to 34.78 million in 2016; average yield of 73 bushels per acre, compared to 74 a year ago; harvested area of 450,000 acres, compared to 470,000 last year

Indiana: 18.72 million bushels, compared to 22.68 million in 2016; average yield of 78 bushels per acre, compared to 81 a year ago; harvested area of 240,000 acres, compared to 280,000 last year

Michigan: 34 million bushels, compared to 50.73 million in 2016; average yield of 85 bushels per acre, compared to 89 a year ago; harvested area of 400,000 acres, compared to 570,000 last year

Missouri: 29.76 million bushels, compared to 39.9 million in 2016; average yield of 62 bushels per acre, compared to 70 a year ago; harvested area of 480,000 acres, compared to 570,000 last year

Nebraska: 51.51 million bushels, compared to 70.74 million in 2016; average yield of 51 bushels per acre, compared to 54 a year ago; harvested area of 1.01 million acres, compared to 1.31 million last year

Ohio: 33.54 million bushels, compared to 44.8 million in 2016; average yield of 78 bushels per acre, compared to 80 a year ago; harvested area of 430,000 acres, compared to 560,000 last year

South Dakota: 43.68 million bushels, compared to 63.8 million in 2016; average yield of 56 bushels per acre, compared to 58 a year ago; harvested area of 780,000 acres, compared to 1.1 million last year

Wisconsin: 14.06 million bushels, compared to 19.75 million in 2016; average yield of 74 bushels per acre, compared to 79 a year ago; harvested area of 190,000 acres, compared to 250,000 last year

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