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Winter Wheat Down

Winter Wheat Down
S.D. Winter Wheat Acres Down 39 Percent from 2016
South Dakota Ag Connection - June 13, 2017

UNDATED- Based on June 1 conditions, South Dakota's 2017 winter wheat crop is forecast at 39.0 million bushels, down 39 percent from last year's crop, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Average yield is forecast at 50 bushels per acre, down 8 bushels from last year.

Acreage to be harvested for grain is estimated at 780 thousand acres, down 320 thousand acres from last year. This would be 87 percent of the planted acres, compared with last year's 93 percent harvested.

U.S. winter wheat production is forecast at 1.25 billion bushels, up less than 1 percent from the May 1 forecast but down 25 percent from 2016. Based on June 1 conditions, the United States yield is forecast at 48.9 bushels per acre, up 0.1 bushel from last month, but down 6.4 bushels from last year. If realized, this will be the second highest yield on record for the United States, behind only 2016.



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