EAST LANSING, Mich. — 2019 Indiana winter wheat production was down 13 percent from last year, according to Greg Matli, State Statistician, USDA, NASS, Indiana Field Office.
Wheat yield, at 62 bushels per acre, was down 9 bushels from last year. Producers harvested 260,000 acres, unchanged from last year.
Winter wheat harvest progressed slowly in the beginning due to the continually cool and wet conditions. Producers were able to take advantage of dry weather later in the season and make decent harvest progress. Winter wheat harvest was able to catch up to the 5 year average by the end of July.
U.S. winter wheat production for 2019 totaled 1.30 billion bushels, up 10 percent from the revised 2018 total of 1.18 billion bushels. The United States yield, at 53.6 bushels per acre, was up 5.7 bushels from 2018. Area harvested for grain was estimated at a record low 24.3 million acres, down 2 percent from the previous year. Record high yields were estimated in Colorado, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Wyoming for 2019.
— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, Indiana Field Office
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