August 16, 2022
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Winter wheat production down in South Dakota, up in North Dakota

South Dakota

The South Dakota July 1 winter wheat production is forecast at 55.90 million bushels, unchanged from the June 1 forecast, according to the South Dakota office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Forecasted production is down 16 percent from last year’s production of 66.78 million bushels. The forecasted yield of 43 bushels per acre is unchanged from the previous forecast, but up 1 bushel from last year’s final yield. Harvested area, at 1.30 million acres, is down 18 percent (290,000 acres) from last year’s harvested area of 1.59 million acres.

Other spring wheat production is forecast at 37.45 million bushels, down 1 percent from last year.  The yield, forecast at 35 bushels per acre, is up 4 bushels from last year’s yield.  Acres intended for harvest, at 1.07 million, are down 12 percent (150,000 acres) from 2011. Oat production, at 4.55 million bushels, is up 10 percent from last year.  The yield is forecast at 65 bushels, up 6 bushels from last year’s yield.  Harvested area for grain, at 70,000 acres, is unchanged from 2011.

North Dakota

Spring wheat production for 2012 is forecast at 214 million bushels, up 28 percent from the 168 million bushels produced last year, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, North Dakota Field Office. The forecasted yield is 40.0 bushels per harvested acre, up 9.5 bushels per acre from last year. Area to be harvested for grain is expected to total 5.35 million acres, down 3 percent from 2011. The crop production forecasts in this report are based on yield projections and acreage reports collected from a cross-section of North Dakota producers around July 1. This report is based on conditions around July 1 and assumes no extreme conditions the remainder of the crop season.

Durum wheat production is forecast at 41.9 million bushels, up 130 percent from the 18.2 million bushels produced last year. The forecasted yield is 31.0 bushels per acre, 5.5 bushels per acre above 2011. Area to be harvested for grain is expected to total 1.35 million acres, up 89 percent from last year.

Winter wheat production is forecast at a record high 34.3 million bushels, up 147 percent from last year. The forecasted yield is 49.0 bushels per acre, 12.0 bushels per acre more than in 2011. Area to be harvested for grain is expected to total 700,000 acres, up 87 percent from last year and also a record high. Barley production is forecast at 64.7 million bushels, up 293 percent from last year. The average yield is forecast at 61.0 bushels per acre, up 14.0 bushels per acre from last year. Area to be harvested for grain is estimated at 1.06 million acres, up 203 percent from last year.

Oat production is forecast at 6.38 million bushels, up 44 percent from 2011. The average yield is forecast at 58.0 bushels per acre, up 6.0 bushels per acre from last year. Growers expect to harvest 110,000 acres, up 29 percent from last year. Dry edible pea planted area is estimated at 250,000 acres, up from 85,000 acres in 2011. Harvested acreage is estimated at 240,000, above the 80,000 acres harvested in 2011.

Lentil planted area is estimated at 180,000 acres, up from 80,000 acres last year. Harvested acreage is estimated at 174,000, up from 77,000 acres last year.

United States

Spring wheat production is forecast at 472 million bushels, up 4 percent from last year. Area harvested for grain is expected to total 11.7 million acres, unchanged from the Acreage report released June 29, 2012 but down 3 percent from last year. The United States yield is forecast at 40.4 bushels per acre, 2.7 bushels above 2011.

Durum wheat production is forecast at 82.0 million bushels, up 62 percent from 2011. The United States yield is forecast at 38.6 bushels per acre, up 0.1 bushel from last year. Expected area to be harvested for grain totals 2.12 million acres, unchanged from the Acreage report released June 29, 2012 but up 62 percent from last year.

Winter wheat production is forecast at 1.67 billion bushels, down 1 percent from the June 1 forecast but up 12 percent from 2011. Based on July 1 conditions, the United States yield is forecast at 47.7 bushels per acre, up 0.4 bushel from last month and 1.5 bushels more than last year. The area expected to be harvested for grain or seed totals 35.0 million acres, unchanged from the Acreage report released on June 29, 2012 but up 8 percent from last year.

Barley production for 2012 is forecast at 217 million bushels, up 39 percent from 2011. Based on conditions as of July 1, the average yield for the United States is forecast at 66.3 bushels per acre, down 3.3 bushels from last year. Area harvested for grain or seed, at 3.27 million acres, is unchanged from the previous forecast but up 46 percent from 2011.

Oat production is forecast at 65.3 million bushels, up 22 percent from the record low production in 2011. If realized, this will be the second lowest production on record. Based on conditions as of July 1, the average yield for the United States is forecast at 59.8 bushels per acre, up 2.7 bushels from 2011. Growers expect to harvest 1.09 million acres for grain or seed, unchanged from Acreage report released June 29, 2012 but up 16 percent from the record low last year.

Dry edible pea planted area is estimated at 600,000 acres, up 66 percent from 2011. Area for harvest, at 573,500 acres, is 67 percent above a year ago. Lentil planted area is estimated at 478,000 acres, up 12 percent from last season. Harvested area is forecast at 461,000 acres, up 12 percent from last year.

Find the complete report here.

Source: USDA NASS SD & ND Field Offices

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