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Indiana Winter Wheat Forecast at 17.9M Bushels
Indiana Ag Connection - 06/12/2019

Indiana wheat producers expect to harvest less wheat than they did a month ago, according to Greg Matli, state statistician, USDA, NASS, Indiana Field Office.

Wheat production in the State is expected to be 17.9 million bushels. The yield forecast of 69 bushels per acre is down 4 bushels from last month's forecasted yield of 73 bushels per acre.

Winter wheat crop progress continues to lag behind normal due to a wet, cool spring. As of June 2, the 2019 crop was rated 53 percent good to excellent compared to 2018 when the crop was rated 66 percent good to excellent.

U.S. all winter wheat production is forecast at 1.27 billion bushels, up less than 1 percent from the May 1 forecast and up 8 percent from 2018. As of June 1, the United States yield is forecast at 50.5 bushels per acre, up 0.2 bushel from last month and up 2.6 bushels from last year's average yield of 47.9 bushels per acre. As of June 2, sixty-four percent of the winter wheat acreage in the 18 major producing States was rated in good to excellent condition, 27 percentage points higher than at the same time last year. Nationally, 76 percent of the winter wheat crop was headed by June 2, eight percentage points lower than the 5-year average pace. If realized, the 2019 United States winter wheat yield will be the second highest on record.

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