Crop Production: Winter Wheat Production Up 3% from June

July 12, 2011 02:31 AM
 

Winter wheat production is forecast at 1.49 billion bushels, up 3 percent from last month and up slightly from 2010. The United States yield is forecast at 46.2 bushels per acre, up 0.9 bushel from last month but down 0.6 bushel from last year. The area expected to be harvested for grain totals 32.3 million acres, unchanged from the Acreage report released on June 30, 2011 but up 2 percent from last year.

Hard Red Winter, at 791 million bushels, is up 2 percent from a month ago. Soft Red Winter, at 458 million bushels, is up 6 percent from the previous forecast. White Winter is up 1 percent from last month and now totals 243 million bushels. Of this total, 11.6 million bushels are Hard White and 231 million bushels are Soft White.
 
Durum wheat production is forecast at 63.7 million bushels, down 41 percent from 2010. The United States yield is forecast at 38.7 bushels per acre, down 3.7 bushels from last year. Expected area to be harvested for grain totals 1.65 million acres, unchanged from the Acreage report released on June 30, 2011 but down 35 percent from last year.
 
Other spring wheat production is forecast at 551 million bushels, down 11 percent from last year. The expected area to be harvested for grain totals 13.2 million acres, unchanged from the Acreage report released on June 30, 2011 but down 1 percent from last year. The United States yield is forecast at 41.7 bushels per acre, 4.4 bushels below 2010. Of the total production, 504 million bushels are Hard Red Spring wheat, down 12 percent from last year.
 
 
  

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