Winter Wheat Plantings Inch Upward



WASHINGTON - Mar 29/18 - SNS -- The 2018 winter wheat planted area is estimated at 32.7 million acres, up slightly from both 2017 and the previous estimate, according to the USDA.

This represents the third lowest planted acreage on record for the United States. States with notable acreage decreases from the previous year are Maryland, Montana, and Oklahoma. States with notable increases from the previous year are Colorado and Kansas. Record low acreage is estimated for Louisiana, Nebraska, Utah, and West Virginia.

Of the total acreage, about 23.2 million acres are Hard Red Winter, 5.85 million acres are Soft Red Winter, and 3.64 million acres are White Winter.

Winter Wheat Area Planted - States and United States: 2016-2018
[Includes area planted in preceding fall]
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                    :                                 Area planted
        State       :-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    :       2016        :       2017        :       2018        :    Percent of
                    :                   :                   :                   :   previous year
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                    :      ----------------- 1,000 acres ----------------              percent
                    :
Alabama ............:         230                 150                 190                127
Arizona ............:          14                  25                  17                 68
Arkansas ...........:         195                 200                 180                 90
California .........:         425                 385                 380                 99
Colorado ...........:       2,350               2,250               2,400                107
Delaware ...........:          70                  75                  70                 93
Florida ............:          25                  20                  25                125
Georgia ............:         180                 160                 180                113
Idaho ..............:         770                 720                 780                108
Illinois ...........:         520                 500                 560                112
                    :
Indiana ............:         330                 290                 300                103
Iowa ...............:          25                  16                  20                125
Kansas .............:       8,500               7,600               7,700                101
Kentucky ...........:         510                 480                 440                 92
Louisiana ..........:          25                  20                  15                 75
Maryland ...........:         360                 410                 330                 80
Michigan ...........:         610                 480                 530                110
Minnesota ..........:          11                  10                  11                110
Mississippi ........:          65                  45                  50                111
Missouri ...........:         690                 640                 660                103
                    :
Montana ............:       2,250               1,750               1,600                 91
Nebraska ...........:       1,370               1,120               1,070                 96
Nevada .............:          10                  14                  13                 93
New Jersey .........:          25                  23                  26                113
New Mexico .........:         345                 330                 350                106
New York ...........:         120                 140                 130                 93
North Carolina .....:         420                 450                 480                107
North Dakota .......:         130                  70                  90                129
Ohio ...............:         580                 460                 490                107
Oklahoma ...........:       5,000               4,500               4,300                 96
                    :
Oregon .............:         720                 700                 720                103
Pennsylvania .......:         190                 210                 180                 86
South Carolina .....:          60                  90                  75                 83
South Dakota .......:       1,180                 910                 830                 91
Tennessee ..........:         400                 370                 400                108
Texas ..............:       5,000               4,700               4,700                100
Utah ...............:         120                 120                 120                100
Virginia ...........:         210                 210                 230                110
Washington .........:       1,700               1,700               1,700                100
West Virginia ......:           7                   8                   6                 75
Wisconsin ..........:         270                 210                 230                110
Wyoming ............:         140                 135                 130                 96
                    :
United States ......:      36,152              32,696              32,708                100
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