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USDA Report Shows State Winter Wheat Down, Oat Production Up
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 10/01/2020

New figures released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that winter wheat production in Wisconsin is estimated at 8.69 million bushels this year, down 10 percent from 2019. The agency's Small Grains Summary indicated that 160,000 acres of the crop was planted this year. That's also down 18 percent from last year. Winter wheat harvested area, at 125,000 acres, is 17 percent less than the previous season. Yields are estimated to be around 69 bushels per acre.

Oat production in the Badger State is forecast at 8.25 million bushels, up 27 percent from last year's harvest. Area seeded to oats totaled 300,000 acres, and harvested area was at 131,000 acres. Farmers are expected to yield 63 bushels per acre, which would be nine bushels more than last year.

And barley production is estimated at 598,000 bushels, up 63 percent from 2019. Planted area, at 26,000 acres, is also up by 2,000 acres for the year. Yields are projected to be 46 bushels per acre, unchanged from the last growing season.


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