Winter Wheat Yields Reach Record Levels in Oklahoma, Kansas and Nationally in 2016Wed, 13 Jul 2016 11:21:36 CDT
With yields stronger than first expected, the US Winter wheat production is forecast at 1.63 billion bushels, up 8 percent from the June 1 forecast and up 19 percent from 2015. Based on July 1 conditions, the United States yield is forecast at a record high 53.9 bushels per acre, up 3.4 bushels from last month and up 11.4 bushels from last year. The area expected to be harvested for grain or seed totals 30.2 million acres, unchanged from the Acreage report released on June 30, 2016 but down 6 percent from last year.
Hard Red Winter production, at 1.03 billion bushels, is up 10 percent from last month. Soft Red Winter, at 370 million bushels, is up 4 percent from the June forecast. White Winter, at 224 million bushels, is up 4 percent from last month. Of the White Winter production, 21.2 million bushels are Hard White and 202 million bushels are Soft White.
Wheat production for Oklahoma is forecast at 132 million bushels, up 34 percent from last year. This forecast is up 16.5 million bushels from the Oklahoma June forecast. Yield per acre is expected to average 40.0 bushels, up 14.0 bushels from the previous year. If realized, this would be a new record high yield for Oklahoma, surpassing the previous high of 39.0, set in 1998 and again in 2003. Acres expected to be harvested for grain, at 3.30 million acres, are down 13 percent from 2015. Click here for details about the 2016 Oklahoma Wheat Production estimates, including the district by district stats.
Based on July 1 conditions, Kansas’s 2016 winter wheat crop is forecast at 454 million bushels, up 41 percent from last year’s crop, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Average yield is forecast at 56 bushels per acre, up 19 bushels from last year. If realized this would be a new record yield.
Acreage to be harvested for grain is estimated at 8.10 million acres, down 600,000 acres from last year. This would be 95 percent of the planted acres, virtually unchanged when compared to last year’s percent harvested. Click here for the details of the Kansas wheat crop estimate from the July Crop Production report.
Wheat production for Texas is forecast at 95.2 million bushels, down 11 percent from last year. Yield per acre is expected to average 34.0 bushels, up 4.0 bushels from 2015. Harvested acreage for grain, at 2.80 million acres, is down 21 percent from the previous year.
To view the national Crop Production Report released on Tuesday morning, click here.
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