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Minnesota Spring Wheat Forecast at Nearly 92M Bushels
Minnesota Ag Connection - 07/12/2019

Spring Wheat production in Minnesota is forecast at 91.8 million bushels, a decrease of 1 percent from 2018, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service -- Crop Production report. The expected yield is 62 bushels per acre, up 3 bushels from the previous year. The area expected to be harvested for grain totals 1.48 million acres, down 6 percent from 2018.

Oat production is forecast at 8.25 million bushels, up 33 percent from 2018. The yield is forecast at 75 bushels per acre, up 16 bushels from last year. The area expected to be harvested for grain totals 110,000 acres, up 5 percent from 2018.

Barley production is forecast at 5.54 million bushels, up 9 percent from 2018. The expected yield is 72 bushels per acre, down 4 bushels from the previous year. Minnesota farmers expect to harvest 77,000 acres for grain, up 15 percent from 2018.

The forecasts in this report are based on July 1 conditions and do not reflect weather effects since that time. The next crop production forecasts, based on conditions as of August 1, will be released on August 12.

Other spring wheat production is forecast at 572 million bushels, down 8 percent from last year. Area harvested for grain or seed is expected to total 12.1 million acres, unchanged from the Acreage report released on June 28, 2019, but 6 percent below 2018. The United States yield is forecast at a 47.2 bushels per acre, down 1.1 bushels from last year. Of the total production, 542 million bushels are Hard Red Spring wheat, down 8 percent from last year.

Oats production is forecast at 61.6 million bushels, up 15 percent from 2018 for comparable States. Growers expect to harvest 909,000 acres for grain or seed, unchanged from the Acreage report released on June 28, 2019, but up 10 percent from 2018 for comparable States. Based on conditions as of July 1, the average yield for the United States is forecast at 67.8 bushels per acre, up 2.5 bushels from 2018 for comparable States.

Barley production is forecast at 171 million bushels, up 12 percent from 2018. Based on conditions as of July 1, the average yield for the United States is forecast at 73.3 bushels per acre, down 4.1 bushels from last year. Area harvested for grain or seed, at 2.33 million acres, is unchanged from the Acreage report released on June 28, 2019, but up 18 percent from 2018.

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