Informa Updates U.S. Winter Wheat Estimate, Acreage

May 4, 2012 05:46 AM

Sources familiar with Informa Economics say the firm has updated its U.S. winter wheat production estimate, pegging the crop at 1.656 billion bu. -- 163 million bu. above last year. The estimate is reportedly 25,000 bu. above Informa's April forecast due to a combination of more acreage to be harvested, as well as an increase in the yield.

USDA will release its May 1 Crop Production Report on Thursday, May 10 at 7:30 a.m. CT.

Also this morning, sources say Informa updated its 2012 acreage projections. Details follow:

  • Corn: Informa at 96.124 million acres, up 260,000 acres from USDA's March projection.
  • Soybeans: 75.822 million acres, up 1.92 million acres from USDA's March projection.
  • Cotton: 12.825 million acres, down 330,000 acres from USDA's March projection.
  • Spring wheat: 13.476 million acres, up 1.5 million acres from USDA's March projection.


Back to news


Spell Check

No comments have been posted to this News Article

Corn College TV Education Series


Get nearly 8 hours of educational video with Farm Journal's top agronomists. Produced in the field and neatly organized by topic, from spring prep to post-harvest. Order now!


Market Data provided by
Brought to you by Beyer