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Oklahoma Wheat Farmers Match Year Ago Wheat Seedings at 4.4 Million Acres for 2022 Crop

Thu, 13 Jan 2022 06:13:03 EST

Oklahoma Wheat Farmers Match Year Ago Wheat Seedings at 4.4 Million Acres for 2022 Crop Several USDA Reports were released on Wednesday that offer us more information on both our 2021 and 2022 crops in Oklahoma. The fall seedings report gives us a look into 2022 production of winter wheat and winter canola.

According to USDA, Oklahoma wheat producers planted the same number of acres in the fall of 2021 as they did a year earlier- 4.4 million acres. Our neighbors- Texas and Kansas- both saw increases in wheat plantings last fall- Texas increased their plantings by 100,000 acres while Kansas upped their planted acres by 200,000 acres- Texas at 5.6 million acres and Kansas at 7.6 million acres.

In recent years- winter canola seedings had been falling more and more- but a slight uptick in planted acres in both Oklahoma and Kansas shows that a few farmers continue to believe in the rotational benefits of the oilseed crop. Oklahoma Canola seedings were estimated at 20,000 acres, up 67 percent from last year, while Kansas increased to 11,000 acres of canola from 7,000 a year earlier.

Click here for the complete USDA seedings report released on January 12th.

The USDA Annual Crop Production Sumary for 2021 spring seeded .crops provides us information on Oklahoma crops raised this past growing cycle.

Oklahoma Upland cotton production was estimated at 710 thousand bales, 12 percent higher than 2020. Yield averaged 783 pounds per acre, compared with 702 pounds last year. Acreage harvested, at 435 thousand acres, is unchanged from last year.

Oklahoma corn production was estimated at 44.3 million bushels, up 2 percent from the previous year. Statewide yields averaged 150 bushels per acre, 15.0 bushels higher than 2020. Acres harvested for grain, at 295 thousand, is down 8 percent from last year.

Oklahoma sorghum production was estimated at 20.5 million bushels, up 98 percent from last year. Yield averaged 54.0 bushels per acre, up 9.0 bushels from the previous year. Acres harvested, at 380 thousand acres, is 65 percent higher than 2020.

The complete USDA Annual Crop Production summary is available by clicking here.

The USDA Quarterly Grain Stocks Report detailed how many bushels of wheat, corn and sorghum Oklahoma farmers have in storage.

Oklahoma stocks of wheat in all positions on December 1, at 101 million bushels, were down 11 percent from the 2020 level of 113 million bushels. Off-farm wheat stocks, at 96.8 million, bushels were 10 percent lower than December 1, 2020.

Oklahoma off-farm sorghum stocks, at 3.98 million bushels, were 76 percent above December 1, 2020. On-farm sorghum stocks are not published for the state.   

Oklahoma off-farm corn stocks on December 1, 2021, at 9.12 million bushels, were down 24 percent from a year earlier. On-farm corn stocks are not published for Oklahoma.

The US Quarterly Grains Stocks Report is available by clicking here.



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