Crop Production: Winter Wheat Production Up 2%

July 9, 2010 01:49 PM
 

Winter wheat production is forecast at 1.51 billion bushels, up 2 percent from last month but down 1 percent from 2009. The United States yield is forecast at 46.9 bushels per acre, up 0.3 bushel from last month and up 2.7 bushels from last year. If realized, this will be tied for the third highest yield on record, trailing only 1999 and 2008. The area expected to be harvested for grain totals 32.1 million acres, unchanged from the Acreage report released on June 30, 2010 but down 7 percent from last year.

Hard Red Winter, at 1.01 billion bushels, is up 3 percent from a month ago. Soft Red Winter, at 268 million bushels, is down 6 percent from the previous forecast. White Winter is up 3 percent from last month and now totals 226 million bushels. Of this total, 17.8 million bushels are Hard White and 208 million bushels are Soft White.

Durum wheat production is forecast at 104 million bushels, down 5 percent from 2009. The United States yield is forecast at 40.0 bushels per acre, 4.9 bushels below last year. If realized, this will be the second highest yield on record, trailing only last year. Expected area to be harvested for grain totals 2.59 million acres, unchanged from the Acreage report released on June
30, 2010 but up 7 percent from last year.

Other spring wheat production is forecast at 607 million bushels, up 4 percent from last year. If realized, this will be the third largest production on record. The expected area to be harvested for grain totals 13.6 million acres, unchanged from the Acreage report released on June 30, 2010 but up 5 percent from last year. The United States yield is forecast at 44.6 bushels per acre, 0.5 bushel below 2009. If realized, this will be the second highest yield on record, trailing only last year. Of the total production, 567 million bushels are Hard Red Spring wheat, up 3 percent from
last year.

 



 

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