South Dakota Winter Wheat Crop Could Be Up 35%

June 11, 2016 08:00 AM

This year's winter wheat crop in South Dakota is forecast to be up 35 percent from last year's crop.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service said Friday that it's expected to be 57.8 million bushels based on June 1 conditions.

Average yield is expected to be 55 bushels per acre, which is up 11 bushels from last year.

Acreage to be harvested for grain is estimated to be about 1 million acres, up 8 percent over last year.

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