EAST LANSING, Mich. — Indiana winter wheat seeded area for 2020 is estimated at 310,000 acres, a decrease of 6 percent from last year, according to Greg Matli, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Indiana Field Office. Indiana winter wheat planting and emergence remained on schedule despite below average fall temperatures. The crop condition was rated 48 percent good to excellent as of November 24, compared with 63 percent during the same time last year.
U.S. winter wheat planted area for harvest in 2020 is estimated at 30.8 million acres, down 1 percent from 2019 and down 5 percent from 2018. This represents the second lowest United States acreage on record. Seeding of the 2020 acreage was underway in mid-September but was behind the 5-year average pace. About a month into seeding, progress was at or ahead of the 5-year average for the remainder of seeding the 2020 acreage. Seeding was mostly complete by November 17, 2019.
— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, Indiana Field Office
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