ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Results for Illinois winter wheat and oats in 2020 were mixed, according to the USDA NASS, Heartland Regional Field Office.
Winter wheat harvested area in 2020 is estimated at 520,000 acres in Illinois, down 5 percent from the previous year. The winter wheat yield is estimated at 68 bushels per acre, up 1 bushel from 2019. Production is estimated at 35.4 million bushels, down 4 percent from the previous year.
Illinois oats harvested area in 2020, at 15,000 acres, is up 5,000 acres from the previous year. The oat yield is estimated at 58 bushels per acre, down 7 bushels from 2019. Production is estimated at 870,000 bushels, up 34 percent from the previous year.
Nationally, winter wheat production for 2020 totaled 1.17 billion bushels, down 11 percent from the revised 2019 total of 1.32 billion bushels. The United States yield, at 50.9 bushels per acre, was down 2.7 bushels from 2019. Area harvested for grain was estimated at a record low 23.0 million acres, down 6 percent from the previous year. A record low harvested acreage was estimated in California. Record high yields were estimated in Idaho, Montana, New Jersey, Oklahoma, and South Dakota for 2020.
U.S. oat production in 2020 was estimated at 65.4 million bushels, up 23 percent from 2019. Yield was estimated at 65.1 bushels per acre, up 0.8 bushel from the previous year. Harvested area, at 1.00 million acres, was 21 percent above last year. Record low acres were harvested in Ohio. A record high yield was estimated in Idaho.
— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
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