USDA May Crop Production Report Text Highlights

May 10, 2012 02:49 AM
 

Winter Wheat Production Up 13 Percent from 2011

Winter wheat production is forecast at 1.69 billion bushels, up 13 percent from 2011. The area expected to be harvested for grain or seed totals 35.6 million acres, up 10 percent from last year. Based on May 1 conditions, the United States yield is forecast at 47.6 bushels per acre, up 1.4 bushels from last year.

Hard Red Winter, at 1.03 billion bushels, is up 32 percent from 2011. Soft Red Winter, at 428 million bushels, is down 6 percent from last year. White Winter is down 9 percent from last year and now totals 233 million bushels. Of this total, 14.1 million bushels are Hard White and 219 million bushels are Soft White.

Winter Wheat Area Harvested, Yield, and Production - States and United States:
2011 and Forecasted May 1, 2012
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                 :   Area harvested    : Yield per acre  :     Production      
      State      :-------------------------------------------------------------
                 :   2011   :   2012   :  2011  :  2012  :   2011   :   2012   
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                 :  -- 1,000 acres --     -- bushels --   --- 1,000 bushels -- 
                 :                                                             
Arkansas ........:     520        480     58.0     57.0      30,160     27,360 
California ......:     420        350     85.0     80.0      35,700     28,000 
Colorado ........:   2,000      2,250     39.0     41.0      78,000     92,250 
Georgia .........:     200        200     55.0     52.0      11,000     10,400 
Idaho ...........:     770        730     82.0     85.0      63,140     62,050 
Illinois ........:     765        630     61.0     62.0      46,665     39,060 
Indiana .........:     400        330     62.0     63.0      24,800     20,790 
Kansas ..........:   7,900      9,000     35.0     43.0     276,500    387,000 
Kentucky ........:     440        450     70.0     60.0      30,800     27,000 
Maryland ........:     190        180     66.0     63.0      12,540     11,340 
                 :                                                             
Michigan ........:     680        540     75.0     74.0      51,000     39,960 
Mississippi .....:     335        450     64.0     56.0      21,440     25,200 
Missouri ........:     680        700     50.0     51.0      34,000     35,700 
Montana .........:   2,190      2,120     41.0     40.0      89,790     84,800 
Nebraska ........:   1,450      1,270     45.0     47.0      65,250     59,690 
New York ........:      93         85     56.0     63.0       5,208      5,355 
North Carolina ..:     610        750     68.0     60.0      41,480     45,000 
North Dakota ....:     375        720     37.0     48.0      13,875     34,560 
Ohio ............:     850        530     58.0     63.0      49,300     33,390 
Oklahoma ........:   3,200      4,300     22.0     36.0      70,400    154,800 
                 :                                                             
Oregon ..........:     825        775     77.0     72.0      63,525     55,800 
Pennsylvania ....:     170        150     51.0     61.0       8,670      9,150 
South Carolina ..:     180        235     60.0     54.0      10,800     12,690 
South Dakota ....:   1,590      1,300     42.0     44.0      66,780     57,200 
Tennessee .......:     310        360     69.0     63.0      21,390     22,680 
Texas ...........:   1,900      3,350     26.0     31.0      49,400    103,850 
Virginia ........:     250        290     71.0     64.0      17,750     18,560 
Washington ......:   1,730      1,670     75.0     69.0     129,750    115,230 
Wisconsin .......:     335        250     65.0     67.0      21,775     16,750 
                 :                                                             
Other States 1/ .:     956      1,135     55.2     51.2      52,789     58,095 
                 :                                                             
United States ...:  32,314     35,580     46.2     47.6   1,493,677  1,693,710 
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1/Other States include Alabama, Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana,   
  Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming. 
  Individual State level estimates will be published in the "Small Grains 2012 
  Summary" report.                                                             

Durum Wheat Area Harvested, Yield, and Production - States and United States:
2011 and Forecasted May 1, 2012
[Blank data cells indicate estimation period has not yet begun. Area
harvested for the United States and remaining States will be published in
"Acreage" released June 2012. Yield and production will be published in "Crop
Production" released July 2012]
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                :   Area harvested    : Yield per acre  :     Production      
      State     :-------------------------------------------------------------
                :   2011   :   2012   :  2011  :  2012  :   2011   :   2012   
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                :    1,000 acres        --- bushels --       1,000 bushels    
                :                                                             
Arizona ........:     79        99      101.0    115.0      7,979     11,385  
California .....:    115       130      109.0    115.0     12,535     14,950  
Montana ........:    385                 28.0              10,780             
North Dakota ...:    715                 25.5              18,233             
                :                                                             
Other States 1/ :     18                 53.1                 955             
                :                                                             
United States ..:  1,312                 38.5              50,482             
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1/Other States include Idaho and South Dakota. Individual State level         
  estimates will be published in the "Small Grains 2012 Summary".             

Wheat Production by Class - United States: 2011 and Forecasted May 1, 2012
[Wheat class estimates are based on the latest available data including both surveys and
administrative data. The previous end-of-year season class percentages are used throughout the
forecast season for States that do not have survey or administrative data available. Blank
cells indicated estimation period has not yet begun]
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                     :                                    :                                    
         Crop        :                2011                :                2012                
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                     :                              1,000 bushels                              
                     :                                                                         
Winter               :                                                                         
Hard red ............:               780,089                            1,032,252              
Soft red ............:               457,535                              428,263              
Hard white ..........:                12,368                               14,060              
Soft white ..........:               243,685                              219,135              
                     :                                                                         
Spring               :                                                                         
Hard red ............:               397,689                                                   
Hard white ..........:                11,878                                                   
Soft white ..........:                45,621                                                   
Durum ...............:                50,482                                                   
                     :                                                                         
Total ............   :             1,999,347                                                   
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