Eight farmers have reported wheat yields of 100 bu./acre or more. They include:
|Average Yield (bu./acre)
|Locan County, Okla.
|Minidoka County, Idaho
|Lancaster County, Pa.
|Darke County, Ohio
|Colusa County, Calif.
|Cedar County, Iowa
|Jay County, Ind.
|Mercer County, Ohio
As of July 1, 69% of the U.S. wheat crop has been harvested, according to USDA. The five-year average for this time is 43%.
The Word on Wheat
According to wheat comments to AgWeb’s Virtual Wheat Tour
, many farmers are satisfied with this year’s crop. Here are some of their reports:
Cheyenne County, Neb.: Finished wheat harvest Saturday. Yields were nothing to talk about, however the quality was very good.
Huntington County, Ind.: We finished wheat harvest June 25, which is by far the earliest ever. It yielded about 71 bu./acre, which is very surprising due to the lack of rain.
Lancaster County, Pa.: Yield checks on the wheat yesterday at 116 and 132 bpa, verified with the help of a Pioneer seed representative and a CNH engineering representative.
Buffalo County, Neb.: Finished wheat harvest today -- have never even started by this date before! Wheat yields (irrigated) were excellent, over 100 bpa. Will bale the straw and plant a short season corn with hopes of making silage out of it.
Southeast Indiana: Still extremely dry here. Finished wheat harvest on June 19, earliest ever. Yields ranged from 53-87 bu./acre. Average of 81 bu.