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Winter Wheat Production Down 1% from June

July 11, 2012
 
 

Winter wheat production is forecast at 1.67 billion bushels, down 1% from the June 1 forecast but up 12% from 2011. Based on July 1 conditions, the United States yield is forecast at 47.7 bushels per acre, up 0.4 bushel from last month and 1.5 bushels more than last year.

The area expected to be harvested for grain or seed totals 35.0 million acres, unchanged from the Acreage report released on June 29, 2012 but up 8% from last year.

Hard Red Winter, at 1.01 billion bushels, is down 1% from a month ago. Soft Red Winter production is up slightly from last month and now totals 429 million bushels. White Winter production totals 232 million bushels, up slightly from last month. Of this total, 14.0 million bushels are Hard White and 218 million bushels are Soft White.

Durum wheat production is forecast at 82.0 million bushels, up 62% from 2011. The United States yield is forecast at 38.6 bushels per acre, up 0.1 bushel from last year. Expected area to be harvested for grain totals 2.12 million acres, unchanged from the Acreage report released June 29, 2012 but up 62% from last year.

Other spring wheat production is forecast at 472 million bushels, up 4% from last year. Area harvested for grain is expected to total 11.7 million acres, unchanged from the Acreage report released June 29, 2012 but down 3% from last year. The United States yield is forecast at 40.4 bushels per acre, 2.7 bushels above 2011. Of the total production, 435 million bushels are Hard Red Spring wheat, up 10% from last year.

 

 

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