Smaller Winter Wheat Harvest



WASHINGTON - May 12/20 - SNS -- This year's winter wheat harvest is expected to reach 1.25 billion bushels, down 4% from 2019, according to the USDA's last crop report.

As of May 1, the United States yield is forecast at 51.7 bushels per acre, down 1.9 bushels from last year's average yield of 53.6 bushels per acre.

Hard Red Winter production, at 733 million bushels, is down 12% from a year ago. Soft Red Winter, at 298 million bushels, is up 24% from 2019. White Winter, at 224 million bushels, is down 3% from last year. Of the White Winter production, 16.2 million bushels are Hard White and 207 million bushels are Soft White.

Winter Wheat Area Harvested, Yield, and Production - States and United States:
2019 and Forecasted May 1, 2020
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                   :   Area harvested    : Yield per acre  :     Production
       State       :-------------------------------------------------------------
                   :   2019   :   2020   :  2019  :  2020  :   2019   :   2020
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                   :  -- 1,000 acres --     -- bushels --   --- 1,000 bushels --
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Arkansas ..........:      50        100     52.0     56.0       2,600      5,600
California ........:     100        110     50.0     88.0       5,000      9,680
Colorado ..........:   2,000      1,650     49.0     37.0      98,000     61,050
Idaho .............:     680        690     87.0     85.0      59,160     58,650
Illinois ..........:     550        530     67.0     72.0      36,850     38,160
Indiana ...........:     260        270     62.0     74.0      16,120     19,980
Kansas ............:   6,500      6,500     52.0     47.0     338,000    305,500
Kentucky ..........:     330        390     76.0     76.0      25,080     29,640
Maryland ..........:     165        200     75.0     72.0      12,375     14,400
Michigan ..........:     480        460     71.0     79.0      34,080     36,340
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Mississippi .......:      21         20     47.0     47.0         987        940
Missouri ..........:     390        390     63.0     65.0      24,570     25,350
Montana ...........:   1,900      1,550     50.0     51.0      95,000     79,050
Nebraska ..........:     970        870     57.0     48.0      55,290     41,760
North Carolina ....:     225        400     56.0     58.0      12,600     23,200
North Dakota ......:      70         50     53.0     35.0       3,710      1,750
Ohio ..............:     385        460     56.0     74.0      21,560     34,040
Oklahoma ..........:   2,750      2,700     40.0     38.0     110,000    102,600
Oregon ............:     730        730     68.0     62.0      49,640     45,260
South Dakota ......:     770        580     52.0     49.0      40,040     28,420
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Tennessee .........:     215        230     67.0     66.0      14,405     15,180
Texas .............:   2,050      2,400     34.0     35.0      69,700     84,000
Virginia ..........:     105        180     62.0     65.0       6,510     11,700
Washington ........:   1,700      1,640     70.0     72.0     119,000    118,080
Wisconsin .........:     150        130     64.0     70.0       9,600      9,100
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Other States 1/ ...:     781      1,045     56.5     52.8      44,126     55,170
                   :
United States .....:  24,327     24,275     53.6     51.7   1,304,003  1,254,600
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1/ Other States include Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, New Jersey, New Mexico,
   New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, and Wyoming. Individual State
   level estimates will be published in the "Small Grains 2020 Summary" report.