US winter wheat production forecast at 1.51 billion bushels on June 1, up 2% from May 1, down 8% from 2012, USDA says; white winter wheat production totals 218.9 million bushels, down 1% from May 1

OLYMPIA, Washington , June 23, 2013 (press release) – Based on June 1 conditions, winter wheat crop in the Northwest Region of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington is expected to total 228.0 million bushels down 1 percent
from the 2012 production of 229.6 million bushels. Growers are expected to average 70.4 bushels per acre from 3.24 million acres, up 0.8 bushels per acre from the May forecast.

Idaho’s winter wheat production, at 57.7 million bushels, is 3 percent below last year. Idaho growers are expected to average 78.0 bushels per acre on 740,000 harvested acres, up 2 bushels from the May forecast.

Oregon’s winter wheat production is expected to total 50.6 million bushels, 2 percent below last year. Oregon growers are expected to average 64.0 bushels per acre on 790,000 harvested acres, down 3 bushels from the May forecast.

Washington’s 2013 winter wheat crop is expected to total 119.7 million bushels, 1 percent above last year. Washington growers are expected to average 70.0 bushels per acre from 1.71 million harvested acres, up 2 bushels from the May forecast.

The United States winter wheat production is forecast at 1.51 billion bushels, up 2 percent from the May 1 forecast but down 8 percent from 2012. Based on June 1 conditions, yield is forecast at 46.1 bushels per acre, up 0.7 bushel from last month but down 1.1 bushels from last year.

U.S. White Winter wheat production totals 218.9 million bushels, down 1 percent from last month. Of this total, 207.4 million bushels are Soft White and 11.5 million bushels are Hard White. Hard Redwinter wheat production is up 2 percent from a month ago to 781 million bushels. Soft Red winter wheat production is also up 2 percent from last month and now totals 509 million bushels. 

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