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Oklahoma Wheat Crop Called 102.6 Million Bushels by USDA With Better Yields Than Forecast by Crop Scouts Last Week on Zoom

Tue, 12 May 2020 15:45:07 CDT

Oklahoma Wheat Crop Called 102.6 Million Bushels by USDA With Better Yields Than Forecast by Crop Scouts Last Week on Zoom The first estimates from USDA for the 2020 Winter Wheat Crop shows nationally a four percent smaller wheat crop than in 2019, forecast at 1.25 billion bushels. As of May 1, the United States yield is forecast at 51.7 bushels per acre, down 1.9 bushels from last year’s average yield of 53.6 bushels per acre.

Hard Red Winter production, at 733 million bushels, is down 12 percent from a year ago. Soft Red Winter, at 298 million bushels, is up 24 percent from 2019. White Winter, at 224 million bushels, is down 3 percent from last year. Of the White Winter production, 16.2 million bushels are Hard White and 207 million bushels are Soft White.

The Oklahoma hard red winter wheat crop is called seven percent smaller than the 2019 crop at 102.6 million bushels, based on 38 bushels per acre on 2.7 million harvested acres. The USDA May first estimate is six million bushels higher than what crop scouts predicted a week ago via a Zoom Conference Call. Click here for all the details and audio/video from that event.

The 102.6 million bushels of production in Oklahoma would be just slightly over the ten year average for production in the state of 101 million bushels.

The estimates from the crop scouts predicted a smaller yield than the USDA estimate- at 33.1 bushels per acre and the expectation that we would harvest 2.9 million acres for grain in 2020.

The nation's largest wheat producing state, Kansas, is currently expecting a ten percent smaller crop than a year ago, based on May first information, with the Sunflower state to potentially see a 304.5 million bushel
wheat crop, based on 6.5 million acres and 47 bushels per acre.

Oklahoma's neighbor to the south, Texas is on track for a larger crop than was harvested a year ago- 84 million bushels as called by USDA would be 21% larger than the 69 million bushels of 2019.

To review the complete report from NASS and USDA- click or tap here.



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