Crop Production: Winter Wheat Up 1% from May

June 12, 2018 12:06 PM
 
According to the latest USDA Crop Production report, winter wheat production is forecast at 1.20 billion bushels, up 1% from last month.

Winter Wheat Production Up 1 Percent from May Forecast
Orange Production Unchanged

Winter wheat production is forecast at 1.20 billion bushels, up 1 percent from the May 1 forecast but down 6 percent from 2017. As of June 1, the United States yield is forecast at 48.4 bushels per acre, up 0.3 bushel from last month but down 1.8 bushels from last year’s average yield of 50.2 bushels per acre. Hard Red Winter production, at 650 million bushels, is up 1 percent from last month. Soft Red Winter, at 316 million bushels, is up slightly from the May forecast. White Winter, at 232 million bushels, is up 2 percent from last month. Of the White Winter production, 21.8 million bushels are Hard White and 210 million bushels are Soft White.

The United States all orange forecast for the 2017-2018 season is 3.89 million tons, unchanged from last month but down 23 percent from the 2016-2017 final utilization. The Florida all orange forecast, at 45.0 million boxes (2.02 million tons), is unchanged from last month but down 35 percent from last season’s final utilization. Early, midseason, and Navel varieties in Florida are forecast at 19.0 million boxes (853,000 tons), unchanged from last month but down 43 percent from last season’s final utilization. The Florida Valencia orange forecast, at 26.0 million boxes (1.17 million tons), is unchanged from last month but down 27 percent from last season’s final utilization. California and Texas orange production forecasts were carried forward from the previous month.

 

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