Lowest U.S. Wheat Area Since 1919



WASHINGTON - Jun 30/20 - SNS -- All wheat planted area for 2020 is estimated at 44.3 million acres, down 2% from 2019, according to the USDA's seeded area estimate for 2020.

This represents the lowest all wheat planted area since records began in 1919. The 2020 winter wheat planted area, at 30.6 million acres, is down 2% from last year and down 1% from the previous estimate.

Of this total, about 21.5 million acres are Hard Red Winter, 5.63 million acres are Soft Red Winter, and 3.42 million acres are White Winter.

Area expected to be planted to other spring wheat for 2020 is estimated at 12.2 million acres, down 4% from 2019. Of this total, about 11.5 million acres are Hard Red Spring wheat.

Durum planted area for 2020 is expected to total 1.50 million acres, up 12% from the previous year.

All Wheat Area Planted and Harvested - States and United States: 2019 and 2020
[Includes area planted in preceding fall]
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                 :           Area planted            :          Area harvested
      State      :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
                 :      2019       :      2020       :      2019       :     2020 1/
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                 :                              1,000 acres
                 :
Alabama .........:        130               140                85                90
Arizona .........:         34                55                33                52
Arkansas ........:        110               140                50                75
California ......:        420               385               122               112
Colorado ........:      2,150             1,900             2,000             1,550
Delaware ........:         60                55                50                44
Georgia .........:        150               190                50                60
Idaho ...........:      1,195             1,260             1,125             1,190
Illinois ........:        650               570               550               500
Indiana .........:        330               360               260               310
                 :
Kansas ..........:      6,900             6,700             6,500             6,400
Kentucky ........:        460               530               330               375
Maryland ........:        345               345               165               190
Michigan ........:        540               530               480               480
Minnesota .......:      1,450             1,300             1,400             1,260
Mississippi .....:         45                40                21                20
Missouri ........:        550               480               390               390
Montana .........:      5,450             5,160             5,175             4,890
Nebraska ........:      1,070               920               970               850
New Jersey ......:         19                25                14                20
                 :
New Mexico ......:        360               330               105               100
New York ........:         90               155                66               125
North Carolina ..:        290               460               225               380
North Dakota ....:      7,505             6,830             6,620             6,655
Ohio ............:        500               530               385               480
Oklahoma ........:      4,200             4,300             2,750             2,700
Oregon ..........:        740               750               730               730
Pennsylvania ....:        180               230               140               165
South Carolina ..:         70               110                45                95
South Dakota ....:      1,500             1,500             1,375             1,395
                 :
Tennessee .......:        280               310               215               230
Texas ...........:      4,500             4,800             2,050             2,100
Utah ............:        125               120               116               115
Virginia ........:        180               235               105               165
Washington ......:      2,260             2,220             2,205             2,160
Wisconsin .......:        195               160               150               120
Wyoming .........:        125               125               110               105
                 :
United States ...:     45,158            44,250            37,162            36,678
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1/ Forecasted.