On Thursday, May 12, USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released new crop production reports that estimated winter wheat production. According to the reports, the U.S. winter wheat production was estimated at 1.17 billion bushels, down 8 percent from 2021. Arkansas winter wheat production is forecasted at 8.80 million bushels, up 5 percent from last year. Based on May 1 conditions, yield is forecast at 55 bushels per acre, 3 bushels per acre below last year's yield. That's on 160,000 acres in Arkansas, which is a 10 percent increase above 2021 acreage.