EAST LANSING, Mich. — Ohio wheat growers expect the same yield that they did a month ago, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician of the USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office.
Wheat production in the State is anticipated to be 35.0 million bushels, down 20 percent from last year. The yield forecast of 76 bushels per acre is down 9 bushels per acre from last year and unchanged from last month.
As of May 29, the 2022 Ohio winter wheat crop was 65 percent headed which was an 8 percentage point decrease over last year and 5-percentage points behind of the five-year average. The winter wheat crop condition was rated 55 percent good to excellent compared to 77 percent at the same time last year.
Nationally, winter wheat production is forecast at 1.18 billion bushels, up 1 percent from the May 1 forecast but down 7 percent from 2021. As of June 1, the United States yield is forecast at 48.2 bushels per acre, up 0.3 bushel from last month but down 2.0 bushels from last year’s average yield of 50.2 bushels per acre. Producers in Missouri and Tennessee are expecting record yields. As of May 29, twenty-nine percent of the winter wheat acreage in the 18 major producing States was rated in good to excellent condition, 19 percentage points lower than at the same time last year. Nationally, 72 percent of the winter wheat crop was headed by May 29, four percentage points behind the 5-year average pace.
— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service