EAST LANSING, Mich. — Indiana wheat growers anticipate better yields in 2021 than they had last year, according to Nathanial Warenski, State Statistician of USDA NASS, Indiana Field Office. Indiana wheat growers expect to harvest 300,000 acres, up 50,000 acres from last year. Wheat production in the State is expected to be 22.2 million bushels. The yield forecast of 74 bushels is up 4 bushels per acre from last year’s crop.
U.S. winter wheat production is forecast at 1.28 billion bushels, up 10 percent from 2020. As of May 1, the United States yield is forecast at 52.1 bushels per acre, up 1.2 bushels from last year’s average yield of 50.9 bushels per acre.
Hay stocks on Indiana farms on May 1, 2021 were 150,000 tons, up 7 percent from this time last year.
All hay stored on United States farms as of May 1, 2021 totaled 18.0 million tons, down 12 percent from May 1, 2020. Disappearance from December 1, 2020 – May 1, 2021 totaled 66.0 million tons, up 3 percent from the same period a year earlier.
— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
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