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State, National Wheat Crop Expected to be Bountiful This Year
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 06/13/2018

Winter wheat production in Wisconsin is forecast at 14.7 million bushels, 27 percent more than last year. According to the latest USDA Crop Production report, the state's winter wheat yield is forecast at 70 bushels per acre, an increase of two bushels per acre from last year.

State growers intend to harvest 210,000 acres for grain, up 24 percent from 2017.

Nationally, winter wheat production is projected to reach 1.20 billion bushels, up one percent from the May forecast, but down six percent from last year's crop The yield is forecast at 48.4 bushels per acre across the country, up fractionally from last month, but down 1.8 bushels from last year's average yield of 50.2 bushels per acre.

The estimates in this report are based on June 1 conditions and do not reflect weather effects since that time.

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