USDA Estimates Winter Wheat Production for Arkansas & U.S.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new crop production report outlining winter wheat production. The report included estimates for Arkansas and the United States. According to the report, Arkansas winter wheat production for 2017 is forecasted at 7.15 million bushels, up 18 percent from last month’s forecast, and up 15 percent from last year. Yield is expected to average 55 bushels per acre on 130,000 acres.
United States winter wheat production is forecast at 1.28 billion bushels, down 23 percent from 2016. United States yield is forecast at 49.7 bushels per acre, up 0.8 bushel from last month, but down 5.6 bushels from last year. If realized, this will be the second highest yield on record for the United States, behind only 2016. The area expected to be harvested for grain or seed totals 25.8 million acres, down 15 percent from last year.
Full Report below: