EAST LANSING, Mich. — Indiana’s 2020 winter wheat production is forecast at 21.7 million bushels, according the USDA NASS, Indiana Field Office. This report is based on conditions as of July 1, 2020. Some highlights of the Crop Production Report follow:
The Indiana winter wheat yield is forecast at 70 bushels per acre, which if realized would be 8 bushels above last year. The July 1 forecast is down 1 bushel from the June 1 forecast. As of June 28, twenty-two percent of the Indiana winter wheat crop was harvested, twelve points behind the 5-year average. The crop condition was rated 65 percent good to excellent at the end of June.
Nationally, winter wheat production is forecast at 1.22 billion bushels, down 4 percent from the June 1 forecast and down 7 percent from 2019. As of July 1, the United States yield is forecast at 52.0 bushels per acre, down 0.1 bushel from last month and down 1.6 bushels from last year’s average yield of 53.6 bushels per acre. The area expected to be harvested for grain or seed totals 23.4 million acres, unchanged from the Acreage report released on June 30, 2020, but down 4 percent from last year.
— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
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