Spring Wheat Harvest Soared 50%



WASHINGTON - Feb 8/19 - SNS -- Production of spring wheat other than durum ended up rising 50% from 416 million to 623 million bushels, according to the USDA's final crop report for 2018.

Harvested area totaled 12.9 million acres, up 27% from 2017. The United States yield was estimated at a record high 48.3 bushels per acre, 7.3 bushels above 2017. Record high yields were estimated in Idaho and North Dakota for 2018. Of the total production, 587 million bushels were Hard Red Spring wheat, up 53% from the revised 2017 total.

Other Spring Wheat Area Planted and Harvested, Yield, and Production - States and
United States: 2016-2018
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              :           Area planted            :          Area harvested
     State    :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
              :   2016    :   2017    :   2018    :   2016    :   2017    :   2018
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              :                              1,000 acres
              :
Colorado .....:      11          10          10           10           9           4
Idaho ........:     410         430         460          395         415         445
Minnesota ....:   1,310       1,160       1,610        1,260       1,130       1,570
Montana ......:   2,100       2,500       2,900        2,060       2,290       2,820
Nevada .......:       5          15          10            3           9           3
North Dakota .:   6,000       5,350       6,550        5,850       5,050       6,490
Oregon .......:      90          75          80           87          73          75
South Dakota .:   1,080         970       1,050        1,050         670         965
Utah .........:       9          14          10            8          12           9
Washington ...:     540         495         520          530         490         515
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United States :  11,555      11,019      13,200       11,253      10,148      12,896
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              :          Yield per acre           :            Production
     State    :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
              :   2016    :   2017    :   2018    :   2016    :   2017    :   2018
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              :    ---------- bushels ---------      -------- 1,000 bushels --------
              :
Colorado .....:    88.0        82.0        76.0          880         738         304
Idaho ........:    87.0        85.0        95.0       34,365      35,275      42,275
Minnesota ....:    59.0        67.0        59.0       74,340      75,710      92,630
Montana ......:    36.0        21.0        34.0       74,160      48,090      95,880
Nevada .......:    67.0       105.0       100.0          201         945         300
North Dakota .:    46.0        41.0        49.0      269,100     207,050     318,010
Oregon .......:    51.0        63.0        67.0        4,437       4,599       5,025
South Dakota .:    45.0        31.0        42.0       47,250      20,770      40,530
Utah .........:    58.0        52.0        52.0          464         624         468
Washington ...:    51.0        45.0        54.0       27,030      22,050      27,810
              :
United States :    47.3        41.0        48.3      532,227     415,851     623,232
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