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Oklahoma 2023 Winter Wheat Area Seeded Up 7 Percent from 2022
For the United States, planted area of winter wheat for harvest in 2023 is estimated at 37.0 million acres, up 11 percent from 2022 and up 10 percent from 2021. Seeding of the 2023 acreage was underway in early-September and began the month equal to the 5-year average pace. Throughout much of the season, planting progressed on pace with the 5-year average and reached 96 percent complete by November 13. Emergence was 1 percentage point ahead of the 5-year average pace on November 27. Hard Red Winter (HRW) wheat-seeded area is expected to total 25.3 million acres, up 10 percent from 2022. Planted acreage is up from last year across most of the growing region. The largest increase in planted acreage is estimated in Texas, while North Dakota and South Dakota are estimated to be unchanged.

Oklahoma winter wheat area seeded for 2023 is estimated at 4.6 million acres, up 7 percent from 2022 at 4.3 million acres.

Kansas winter wheat area seeded for 2023 is estimated at 7.5 million acres, up 3 percent from 2022 at 7.3 million acres.

Texas winter wheat area seeded for 2023 is estimated at 6.7 million acres, up 26 percent from 2022 at 5.3 million acres.

To view the Winter Wheat and Canola Seedings report posted by USDA-NASS on January 12, 2023, click here.

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Jimmy and Ginger also have a 250 cow/calf herd and take in yearling cattle for custom grazing on the nearly 6000 acres of native range. Ginger is the primary cattle manager in the operation. The Emmons’ utilize an adaptive multi-paddock grazing system on their range and forages grown on crop ground. They use the system to keep the native grasses and soils healthy, maximize biological diversity and optimize animal health.

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