U.S. Spring Wheat Crop Down 8%



WASHINGTON - Jul 11/19 - SNS -- Production of spring wheat other than durum is expected to reach 572 million bushels in the United States, down 8% from last year, according to the latest USDA production forecast for 2019.

Area harvested for grain or seed is expected to total 12.1 million acres, unchanged from the Acreage report released on June 28, 2019, but 6% below 2018. The United States yield is forecast at a 47.2 bushels per acre, down 1.1 bushels from last year. Of the total production, 542 million bushels are Hard Red Spring wheat, down 8% from last year.


Other Spring Wheat Area Harvested, Yield, and Production - States and
United States: 2018 and
Forecasted July 1, 2019
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                :   Area harvested    :   Yield per acre    :     Production
      State     :-----------------------------------------------------------------
                :   2018   :   2019   :   2018   :   2019   :   2018   :   2019
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                :  -- 1,000 acres --     ---- bushels ----       1,000 bushels
                :
Colorado 1/ ....:       4       (NA)      76.0        (NA)        304       (NA)
Idaho ..........:     445        460      95.0        86.0     42,275     39,560
Minnesota ......:   1,570      1,480      59.0        62.0     92,630     91,760
Montana ........:   2,820      2,500      34.0        32.0     95,880     80,000
Nevada 1/ ......:       3       (NA)     100.0        (NA)        300       (NA)
North Dakota ...:   6,490      6,400      49.0        47.0    318,010    300,800
Oregon 1/ ......:      75       (NA)      67.0        (NA)      5,025       (NA)
South Dakota ...:     965        770      42.0        48.0     40,530     36,960
Utah 1/ ........:       9       (NA)      52.0        (NA)        468       (NA)
Washington .....:     515        515      54.0        45.0     27,810     23,175
                :
United States ..:  12,896     12,125      48.3        47.2    623,232    572,255
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(NA) Not available.
1/   Estimates discontinued in 2019.