EAST LANSING, Mich. — Ohio’s 2022 winter wheat production is forecast at 36.5 million bushels, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. This report is based on conditions as of July 1, 2022. Some highlights of the Crop Production Report follow:
The Ohio winter wheat yield is forecast at 76 bushels per acre, down 9 bushels from last year and unchanged from last month’s forecast. As of June 26, three percent of the crop was harvested. The crop condition was rated 53 percent good to excellent, compared with 72 percent at the same time last year.
Oat yield in Ohio is forecast at 67 bushels per acre, unchanged from the previous year. Oats were 67 percent headed as of June 26, twenty percentage points lower than last year and 11 percentage points below the 5-year average. As of June 26, sixty-three percent of the crop was rated in good to excellent condition, compared with 69 percent during the same time last year.
Nationally, winter wheat production is forecast at 1.20 billion bushels, up 2 percent from the June 1 forecast but down 6 percent from 2021. As of July 1, the United States yield is forecast at 48.0 bushels per acre, down 0.2 bushel from last month and down 2.2 bushels from last year’s average yield of 50.2 bushels per acre. Area expected to be harvested for grain or seed totals 25.0 million acres, unchanged from the Acreage report released on June 30, 2022, but down 2 percent from last year.
U.S. oat production is forecast at 52.6 million bushels, up 32 percent from 2021. Growers expect to harvest 796,000 acres for grain, unchanged from the previous forecast and up 22 percent from 2021. Based on conditions as of July 1, the United States yield is forecast at 66.1 bushels per acre, 4.8 bushels above the 2021 average yield.
— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service