EAST LANSING, Mich. — Ohio wheat production was down 36 percent from last year, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA, NASS, Ohio Field Office. Ohio wheat yielded 56 bushels per acre in 2019, down 19 bushels from last year.
Winter wheat progress in 2019 lagged behind last year and the 5-year average. Hot, dry weather at harvest helped get the paltry crop in the bin but yields were lacking.
The Ohio oat yield was 46 bushels per acre this year, down 19 bushels from last year. Growers harvested 25,000 acres, a decrease of 5,000 acres from 2018.
Nationally, winter wheat production for 2019 totaled 1.30 billion bushels, up 10 percent from the revised 2018 total of 1.18 billion bushels. The United States yield, at 53.6 bushels per acre, was up 5.7 bushels from 2018. Area harvested for grain was estimated at a record low 24.3 million acres, down 2 percent from the previous year. Record high yields were estimated in Colorado, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Wyoming for 2019.
U.S. oat production was estimated at 54.2 million bushels, up 1 percent from 2018 for comparable States. Yield was estimated at 64.4 bushels per acre, down 0.9 bushel from the previous year for comparable States. Harvested area, at 842,000 acres, was 2 percent above last year for comparable States.
— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, Ohio Field Office
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