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Oklahoma Wheat Crop Called Four Percent Larger Than Year Ago at 108 Million Bushels- Kansas Crop Up 30 Percent Versus Year Ago

Mon, 12 Jul 2021 21:14:24 CDT

Oklahoma Wheat Crop Called Four Percent Larger Than Year Ago at 108 Million Bushels- Kansas Crop Up 30 Percent  Versus Year Ago Winter wheat production is forecast at 1.36 billion bushels, up 4 percent from the June 1 forecast and up 16 percent from 2020. As of July1, the United States yield is forecast at 53.6 bushels per acre, up 0.4 bushel from last month and up 2.7 bushels from last year’s average yield of 50.9 bushels per acre. Area expected to be harvested for grain or seed totals 25.4 million acres, unchanged from the Acreage report released on June 30, 2021, but up 11 percent from last year.

Hard Red Winter production, at 805 million bushels, is up 4 percent from last month. Soft Red Winter, at 362 million bushels, is up 8 percent from the June forecast. White Winter, at 198 million bushels, is down 2 percent from last month. Of the White Winter production, 16.4 million bushels are Hard White and 181 million bushels are Soft White.

In the southern plains hard red winter wheat crop area- Oklahoma is predicted to increase by a bushel per acre as of July first versus June 1- from 39 to 40 bushels per acre. Oklahoma producers are harvesting 2.7 million acres this year- and the July USDA estimate is for a 108 million bushel crop- a 2.7 million bushel increase from June to July- and four million bushels more than a year ago- with 100,000 more acres being harvsted this year versus last. Oklahoma's crop makes the state the second largest winter wheat production state in 2021 and is up 3.8 percent compared to 2020..

Kansas remains easily the largest wheat producing state, with a crop that is now predicted to be thirty percent larger than a year ago- with a july estimated crop of 379.5 million bushels versus 281 million bushels in 2020- Kansas farmers will be be harvesting 6.9 million acres this year with a ffity five bushel per acre yield.

Texas is on track to produce a 36% larger wheat crop in 2021 versus a year ago- with a estimated 83.25 million bushels with a 37 bushel per acre yield.

The three southern plains states make up 70 percent of the 2021 Hard Red Winter Wheat Crop.

Click here for the July 2021 Crop Production Report from USDA.



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