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USDA winter wheat estimate slightly higher


The USDA has increased its expectations for this year’s winter wheat crop.

As of June 1st, winter wheat production is projected 1.136 billion bushels, up 1% from the May guess and 3% from 2022, with an average yield of 44.9 bushels per acre, 0.2 bushels higher than a month ago, but 2.1 bushels lower than a year ago. Planted area is expected to be 25.286 million acres.

The total includes 2% month-to-month jump in the hard red winter estimate to 525.387 million bushels, which canceled out 1% declines for both soft red winter and white winter, now seen at 401.83 million and 209.248 million bushels, respectively, and might be a sign that late season rainfall in the central and southern Plains did help the crop at least somewhat.

USDA winter wheat estimate slightly higher