The South Dakota June 1 winter wheat production forecast is 55.90 million bushels, down 2 percent from the previous forecast and 16 percent below last year’s production of 66.78 million bushels, according to the South Dakota office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). The forecasted yield, at 43 bushels per acre, is down 1 bushel from last month’s forecast but up 1 bushel from last year. Harvested acreage remains unchanged from the May 1 forecast of 1,300,000 acres, down 290,000 acres from 2011.
Winter wheat production is forecast at 35.3 million bushels, up 2 percent from the May 1 forecast and up 154 percent from the 2011 production estimate, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, North Dakota Field Office. Based on June 1 conditions, the winter wheat yield in North Dakota is forecast at 49.0 bushels per acre, up 1.0 bushel from last month and 12.0 bushels from last year. Area harvested for grain, 720,000 acres, is unchanged from the previous month but up 92 percent from last year.
Winter wheat production is forecast at 1.68 billion bushels, down 1 percent from the May 1 forecast but 13 percent above 2011. Based on June 1 conditions, the United States yield is forecast at 47.3 bushels per acre, down 0.3 bushel from last month but 1.1 bushels more than last year. Expected area for harvest as grain or seed totals 35.6 million acres, unchanged from May 1.
Source: USDA NASS ND & SD Field Offices