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Winter Wheat Seedings Fall Again in Oklahoma and Kansas- Down 700,000 Acres From Year Ago- Canola Acres Vanish

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 11:49:03 CST

Winter Wheat Seedings Fall Again in Oklahoma and Kansas- Down 700,000 Acres From Year Ago- Canola Acres Vanish The USDA provides a major "data dump" on Friday morning, February 8th, as most of the reports that were due in January and did not happen because of the partial government shutdown were released on Friday morning- along with data that was due in February originally. The one exception was the January WASDE report from the Economic Research Service- they offered some guidance from January as they provided a fresh WASDE based on February data.

One of the reports most important to Oklahoma and their southern plains neighbors, Kansas and Texas, was the winter wheat and canola seedings report. The key numbers were the hard red winter wheat seedings for those states as winter wheat seedings overall ended up down four percent from a year ago.

The Winter Wheat Seedings in total of 31.29 million acres was the lowest on record since 1909. Top-grower Kansas planted 7.2 million acres, down from 7.7 million last year, down six percent while Oklahoma dropped another 200,000 acres compared to a year ago at 4.2 million seeded this past fall and now in the ground. Texas is flat on year at 4.5 million, surpassing Oklahoma in winter wheat acres by 100,000.

In total, the hard red winter wheat acreage number is called 22.2 million acres for the current crop in the ground, down three percent from a year ago- Besides Oklahoma and Kansas losing wheat acres, Nebraska shows a total of 930,000 acres- down 15% from a year ago and a record low acreage number, according to USDA.

The Canola crop and related industry has almost evaporated. Two years ago in Oklahoma, there were 160,000 acres planted to canola- the 2018 fall seeding window was difficult and canola dropped to 70,000 acres. Now, it appears that many farmers have given up on canola with its narrow thirty day planting window provided by RMA for crop insurance purposes- and USDA is reporting only 30,000 acres planted to canola this past fall in Oklahoma- a 57% reduction from the 2017 planting window.

Kansas has also headed lower in canola acres- with 35,000 acres planted and in the ground now- versus 47,000 acres a year ago and 50,000 two years ago.

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