EAST LANSING, Mich. — Ohio’s 2020 winter wheat production is forecast at 36.0 million bushels, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. This report is based on conditions as of July 1, 2020. Some highlights of the Crop Production Report follow:
The Ohio winter wheat yield is forecast at 75 bushels per acre, up 19 bushels from last year. As of June 28, one percent of the crop was harvested. The crop condition was rated 67 percent good to excellent, compared with 27 percent at the same time last year.
Oat yield in Ohio is forecast at 59 bushels per acre, 13 bushels higher than the previous year. Oats were 91 percent headed as of June 28, thirty-seven percentage points higher than last year. As of June 28, eighty-four percent of the crop was rated in good to excellent condition, compared with 32 percent during the same time last year.
Nationally, winter wheat production is forecast at 1.22 billion bushels, down 4 percent from the June 1 forecast and down 7 percent from 2019. As of July 1, the United States yield is forecast at 52.0 bushels per acre, down 0.1 bushel from last month and down 1.6 bushels from last year’s average yield of 53.6 bushels per acre. The area expected to be harvested for grain or seed totals 23.4 million acres, unchanged from the Acreage report released on June 30, 2020, but down 4 percent from last year.
U.S. oat production is forecast at 65.0 million bushels, up 22 percent from 2019. Growers expect to harvest 998,000 acres for grain, unchanged from the Acreage report released on June 30, 2020, but up 21 percent from 2019. Based on conditions as of July 1, the United States yield is forecast at 65.2 bushels per acre, 0.9 bushel above the 2019 average yield.
— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
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