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.

 

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