EAST LANSING, Mich. — Ohio wheat production was up 61 percent from last year, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. Ohio wheat yielded 71 bushels per acre in 2020, up 15 bushels from last year.
Winter wheat development progress in 2020 advanced much faster than last year and stayed ahead of the 5-year average pace most of the season. It was another hot, dry harvest season and crop condition was much improved over the prior season.
The Ohio oat yield was 60 bushels per acre this year, up 14 bushels from last year. Growers harvested 15,000 acres, a decrease of 10,000 acres from 2019.
Nationally, winter wheat production for 2020 totaled 1.17 billion bushels, down 11 percent from the revised 2019 total of 1.32 billion bushels. The United States yield, at 50.9 bushels per acre, was down 2.7 bushels from 2019. Area harvested for grain was estimated at a record low 23.0 million acres, down 6 percent from the previous year. A record low harvested acreage was estimated in California. Record high yields were estimated in Idaho, Montana, New Jersey, Oklahoma, and South Dakota for 2020.
U.S. oat production in 2020 was estimated at 65.4 million bushels, up 23 percent from 2019. Yield was estimated at 65.1 bushels per acre, up 0.8 bushel from the previous year. Harvested area, at 1.00 million acres, was 21 percent above last year. Record low acres were harvested in Ohio. A record high yield was estimated in Idaho.
— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
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