USDA Reports 2019 Oklahoma Wheat Crop 37% Larger Than Year Ago at 110 Million BushelsMon, 30 Sep 2019 17:41:59 CDT
According to the USDA Small Grains Annual Summary, All wheat production totaled 1.96 billion bushels in 2019, up 4 percent from the revised 2018 total of 1.89 billion bushels. Area harvested for grain totaled 38.1 million acres, down 4 percent from the previous year. The United States yield was estimated at 51.6 bushels per acre, up 4.0 bushels from the previous year. The levels of production and changes from 2018 by type were: winter wheat, 1.30 billion bushels, up 10 percent; other spring wheat, 600 million bushels, down 4 percent; and Durum wheat, 57.7 million bushels, down 26 percent.
In the southern plains, the Oklahoma winter wheat crop was the largest harvest since 2016, with a final production for 2019 established at 110 million bushels, compared to just 70 million bushels raised in 2018. The 2019 production was produced on 2.75 million harvested acres- with a final yield per acre of 40 bushels, a record yield for Oklahoma farmers. USDA reported that 99% of the wheat crop in Oklahoma was hard red winter, with the other one percent being soft red winter wheat.
Our neighbor to the south, Texas, reported wheat production totaled 69.7 million bushels, up from 56.0 million in 2018 and up from 68.2 million bushels in 2017. Statewide yield averaged 34.0 bushels per acre, 2 bushels above last year. Harvested acreage for grain is 2.05 million acres, up 17 percent from 2018.
Kansas was the second largest wheat producing state in the United States in 2019, with North Dakota ending up with more 18 million bushels of all classes of wheat raised. The Kansas crop final number for 2019 was 338 million bushels, based on 52 bushels per acre times 6.5 million acres harvested. Ninety seven percent of the Kansas crop was Hard Red Winter- with the other three percent segregated and identified as hard white wheat.
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