Garfield and Grant Counties Remain the Top Wheat Producing Counties in Oklahoma in 2018Wed, 19 Dec 2018 07:54:12 CST
The 2018 Oklahoma Winter Wheat Crop was thirty percent smaller than the 2017 Crop- coming in at seventy million bushels based on 2.5 million acres harvested and a final statewide yield of 28 bushels per acre. Both the harvested acres and yield per acre were under a year ago- 2017's crop saw 2.9 million acres harvested for grain with a 34 bushels per acre yield.
2018 was the second year in a row that saw harvested acres fall under three million acres. USDA has just released the county by county wheat production figures- and Garfield and Grant Counties were the statewide leaders in total wheat production, just as they were in 2017- but with far smaller production totals than a year earlier. Garfield County ended up with a 6.65 million bushel crop in 2018, versus a 9.6 million bushel crop in 2017. Grant County produced 5.7 million bushels in 2018 versus 8.3 million bushels a year earlier.
Several major wheat producing counties are not found in the top twelve counties in 2018- Cimarron, Blaine, Major, Jackson and Woods Counties produced far fewer bushels this past growing season versus recent years.
Three counties in the top twelve actually produced more wheat in 2018 compared to 2017- with the most impressive gain seen in Cotton County- with total production up 87% in 2018 versus a year ago.
Here are the top twelve counties in wheat production in the state in 2018- we choose 12 to list as these are the counties that producted two million bushels or more. The percent that follows the production number is production 2018 versus 2017)
1. Garfield 6,650,000 (-31%)
2. Grant 5,700,000 (-31%)
3. Canadian 4,240,000 (+19%)
4. Texas 4,090,000 (+8%)
5. Kay 4,010,000 (-4%)
6. Kingfisher 3,800,000 (-28%)
7. Alfalfa 3,350,000 (2017 number unavailable)
8. Cotton 2,700,000 (+87%)
9. Washita 2,130,000 (-43%)
10. Caddo 2,100,000 (-20%)
11. Kiowa 2,070,000 (-47%)
12. Custer 2,050,000 (-51%)
Click or tap here to review the complete county production totals for Oklahoma winter wheat for 2018.
Click or tap here to review the complete county production totals for Oklahoma winter wheat for 2017.
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