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U.S. winter wheat acreage down 6%

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Farmers planted fewer acres of winter wheat in 2023 than 2022.

The USDA says planted area of 34.425 million acres was 6% below the previous year’s total of 36.699 million, with acreages for all types falling, including a 5% cut for hard red winter to 24 million acres, a 13% drop for soft red winter to 6.86 million acres, and a 5% decline in white winter to 3.54 million acres.

The planted area totals include significant year-to-year decreases in the top production states of Kansas and Texas and record low planted area for Michigan.

U.S. winter wheat acreage down 6%