EAST LANSING, Mich. — Ohio’s 2021 winter wheat production is forecast at 44.3 million bushels, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. This report is based on conditions as of July 1, 2021. Some highlights of the Crop Production Report follow:
The Ohio winter wheat yield is forecast at 82 bushels per acre, up 11 bushels from last year and up 4 bushels from last month’s forecast. As of June 27, three percent of the crop was harvested. The crop condition was rated 72 percent good to excellent, compared with 67 percent at the same time last year. Increased yields from the June 1 forecast were attributed to favorable weather during grain fill.
Oat yield in Ohio is forecast at 65 bushels per acre, five bushels higher than the previous year. Oats were 89 percent headed as of June 27, unchanged from last year but 9 percentage points above the 5-year average. As of June 27, sixty-nine percent of the crop was rated in good to excellent condition, compared with 84 percent during the same time last year.
Nationally, winter wheat production is forecast at 1.36 billion bushels, up 4 percent from the June 1 forecast and up 16 percent from 2020. As of July 1, the United States yield is forecast at 53.6 bushels per acre, up 0.4 bushel from last month and up 2.7 bushels from last year’s average yield of 50.9 bushels per acre. Area expected to be harvested for grain or seed totals 25.4 million acres, unchanged from the Acreage report released on June 30, 2021, but up 11 percent from last year.
U.S. oat production is forecast at 41.3 million bushels, down 37 percent from 2020. If realized, this would be the lowest production on record. Growers expect to harvest 722,000 acres for grain, unchanged from the Acreage report released on June 30, 2021, but down 28 percent from 2020. Based on conditions as of July 1, the United States yield is forecast at 57.2 bushels per acre, 7.9 bushels below the 2020 average yield. Record low production is expected in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
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