South Dakota Winter Wheat Forecast Up 35% from 2015

July 15, 2016 09:15 AM
South Dakota Winter Wheat Forecast Up 35% from 2015

 The U.S. Department of Agriculture says South Dakota's winter wheat crop is forecast to be up 35 percent from last year.

The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service estimates the average yield for winter wheat to be 54 bushels per acres, based on July 1 conditions. That's up 10 bushels from last year.

Spring wheat is expected to be down 25 percent from 2015. Oat production is forecast to be up 12 percent from a year ago.

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