MADISON, Wis. — All hay stored on Wisconsin farms as of May 1, 2022, was estimated at 630,000 tons, up 11 percent from May 1, 2021, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Crop Production report. Disappearance from December 1, 2021, through May 1, 2022, totaled 1.48 million tons, compared with 1.22 million tons for the same period in 2021.
Winter wheat production in Wisconsin is forecast at 15.4 million bushels, 16 percent below last year’s 18.4 million bushels according to the same USDA report. Based on conditions as of May 1, the State’s winter wheat yield is forecast at 70.0 bushels per acre, 5.0 bushels below last year. Wisconsin winter wheat growers intend to harvest 220,000 acres for grain, down 10 percent from 2021.
Hay stocks on farms: All hay stored on United States farms as of May 1, 2022, totaled 16.8 million tons, down 7 percent from May 1, 2021. Disappearance from December 1, 2021 – May 1, 2022, totaled 62.2 million tons, down 6 percent from the same period a year earlier.
Winter wheat production is forecast at 1.17 billion bushels, down 8 percent from 2021. As of May 1, the United States yield is forecast at 47.9 bushels per acre, down 2.3 bushels from last year’s average yield of 50.2 bushels per acre. Area expected to be harvested for grain or seed is forecast at 24.5 million acres, down 4 percent from last year.
— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service