U.S. Spring Wheat Harvest Slips



WASHINGTON - Sep 30/19 - SNS -- Production of spring wheat other than durum came in at 600 million bushels, down 4% from the 2018 total of 623 million bushels, according to the USDA's small grains production report.

Harvested area totaled 12.4 million acres, down 4% from 2018. The United States yield was estimated at 48.3 bushels per acre, tied with the 2018 record high. A record high yield was estimated in North Dakota for 2019.

Of the total production, 559 million bushels were Hard Red Spring wheat, down 5% from the 2018 total.

Beginning in 2019, spring wheat estimates were discontinued in Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, and Utah.

Other Spring Wheat Area Planted and Harvested, Yield, and Production - States and
United States: 2017-2019
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              :           Area planted            :          Area harvested
     State    :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
              :   2017    :   2018    :   2019    :   2017    :   2018    :   2019
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              :                              1,000 acres
              :
Colorado 1/ ..:      10          10        (NA)           9           4        (NA)
Idaho ........:     430         460         460         415         445         445
Minnesota ....:   1,160       1,610       1,450       1,130       1,570       1,410
Montana ......:   2,500       2,900       2,900       2,290       2,820       2,860
Nevada 1/ ....:      15          10        (NA)           9           3        (NA)
North Dakota .:   5,350       6,550       6,700       5,050       6,490       6,600
Oregon 1/ ....:      75          80        (NA)          73          75        (NA)
South Dakota .:     970       1,050         640         670         965         615
Utah 1/ ......:      14          10        (NA)          12           9        (NA)
Washington ...:     495         520         510         490         515         505
              :
United States :  11,019      13,200      12,660      10,148      12,896      12,435
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              :               Yield               :            Production
     State    :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
              :   2017    :   2018    :   2019    :   2017    :   2018    :   2019
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              :   ---------- bushels ----------      -------- 1,000 bushels --------
              :
Colorado 1/ ..:    82.0        76.0        (NA)          738         304        (NA)
Idaho ........:    85.0        95.0        89.0       35,275      42,275      39,605
Minnesota ....:    67.0        59.0        57.0       75,710      92,630      80,370
Montana ......:    21.0        34.0        37.0       48,090      95,880     105,820
Nevada 1/ ....:   105.0       100.0        (NA)          945         300        (NA)
North Dakota .:    41.0        49.0        49.0      207,050     318,010     323,400
Oregon 1/ ....:    63.0        67.0        (NA)        4,599       5,025        (NA)
South Dakota .:    31.0        42.0        44.0       20,770      40,530      27,060
Utah 1/ ......:    52.0        52.0        (NA)          624         468        (NA)
Washington ...:    45.0        54.0        47.0       22,050      27,810      23,735
              :
United States :    41.0        48.3        48.3      415,851     623,232     599,990
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(NA) Not available.
1/   Estimates discontinued in 2019.