OK wheat forecast at 154.8 million bushels

The Oklahoma winter wheat production is forecast at 154.8 million bushels, up 120 percent from last year, according to the
May Crop Production report issued today by the USDA-NASS Oklahoma Field Office. Acres expected to be harvested for grain, at 4.3 million acres, are up 1.1 million acres from last year. Average yield is forecast at 36 bushels per acre, up 14 bushels from 2011. If realized, this will be the highest production since 2008.

The United States winter wheat production is forecast at 1.69 billion bushels, up 13 percent from 2011. The area expected to be harvested for grain or seed totals 35.6 million acres, up 10 percent from last year.  Based on May 1 conditions, the yield is forecast at 47.6 bushels per acre, up 1.4 bushels from last year.

Selected states and their winter wheat production compared with 2011 include Kansas, 387.0 million bushels, up 40 percent; Texas, 103.9 million bushels, up 110 percent; and Colorado, 92.3 million bushels, up 18 percent.

The entire Oklahoma report can be view online at: www.nass.usda.gov/ok under "Recent Reports." The national database, Quick Stats, and all USDA-NASS reports are available on the agency’s web site: www.nass.usda.gov. For more information on NASS surveys and reports, call the USDA-NASS Oklahoma Field Office at 800-525-9226.

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