Smaller Spring Wheat Crop



WASHINGTON - Aug 10/17 - SNS -- Production of spring wheat other than durum is forecast at 402 million bushels, down 5% from the July 1 forecast and down 25% from last year, according to the latest USDA production estimate's of the season.

Area harvested for grain or seed is expected to total 10.5 million acres, unchanged from last month but down 7% from last year. The United States yield is forecast at 38.3 bushels per acre, down 2 bushels from last month and down 8.9 bushels from last year.

Of the total production, 364 million bushels are Hard Red Spring wheat, down 5% from the previous forecast and down 26% from last year.

Other Spring Wheat Area Harvested, Yield, and Production - States and United States: 2016 and
Forecasted August 1, 2017
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                    :    Area harvested     :          Yield per acre           :      Production
                    :-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        State       :           :           :           :         2017          :           :
                    :   2016    :   2017    :   2016    :-----------------------:   2016    :   2017
                    :           :           :           :  July 1   : August 1  :           :
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                    :  --- 1,000 acres --       ---------- bushels ---------       -- 1,000 bushels --
                    :
Idaho ..............:     395         415       87.0        81.0        81.0        34,365      33,615
Minnesota ..........:   1,260       1,270       59.0        61.0        61.0        74,340      77,470
Montana ............:   2,110       2,120       36.0        26.0        22.0        75,960      46,640
North Dakota .......:   5,850       5,160       46.0        38.0        36.0       269,100     185,760
Oregon .............:      87          63       51.0        45.0        50.0         4,437       3,150
South Dakota .......:   1,050         940       45.0        34.0        32.0        47,250      30,080
Washington .........:     530         505       51.0        48.0        46.0        27,030      23,230
                    :
Other States 1/ ....:      21          24       73.6        65.0        67.0         1,545       1,609
                    :
United States ......:  11,303      10,497       47.2        40.3        38.3       534,027     401,554
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1/ Other States include Colorado, Nevada, and Utah. Individual State level estimates will be published
   in the "Small Grains 2017 Summary."