EAST LANSING, Mich. — Winter wheat in Ohio averaged 79 bushels per acre this year, down 6 bushels from last year, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office.
Wheat was planted on 510,000 acres, with 465,000 acres harvested for grain. Wheat production was 36.7 million bushels, down 16 percent from 2021. Dry weather in June pushed wheat maturity well ahead of normal; wheat harvest was nearly complete by mid-July, well ahead of average.
Oats in Ohio averaged 70 bushels per acre, an increase of 3 bushels from last year. Fifteen thousand acres of oats were harvested in 2022, down 25 percent from last year. Oat production, at 1.05 million bushels, was down 22 percent from a year ago.
Nationally, winter wheat production for 2022 totaled 1.10 billion bushels, down 14 percent from the 2021 total of 1.28 billion bushels. The United States yield, at 47.0 bushels per acre, was down 3.2 bushels from 2021. Area harvested for grain was estimated at 23.5 million acres, down 8 percent from the previous year. Record low planted acres were estimated in Utah in 2022. Record low harvested acres were estimated in California and Utah in 2022. Record high yields were estimated in Illinois, New Jersey, North Dakota, and Tennessee for 2022.
U.S oat production in 2022 was estimated at 57.7 million bushels, up 45 percent from 2021. Yield was estimated at 64.8 bushels per acre, up 3.5 bushels from the previous year. Harvested area, at 890 thousand acres, was 37 percent above 2021. Record low acres were planted in Wisconsin. Record low acres were harvested in Georgia, Illinois, and Ohio. Record high yields were estimated in Maine, Texas, and Wisconsin.
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