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June 10, 2010

Missouri Wheat Production Unchanged from May

(COLUMBIA, MO) – “Missouri wheat producers continue to expect good wheat yields despite the challenges of the growing season,” said Gene Danekas, Director, Missouri Agricultural Statistics. “As the crop turns toward maturity throughout the State, harvest is beginning in the Bootheel.” Winter wheat production in Missouri is forecast at 14.3 million bushels, based on conditions as of June 1, 2010, unchanged from the May 1 forecast. This is the third lowest Missouri winter wheat production on record. This would be 58 percent below the 2009 crop and 74 percent below 2 years ago. As of June 1, the average yield is forecast at 46.0 bushels per acre, unchanged from last month and 1.0 bushel per acre lower than last year’s average of 47 bushels per acre. Harvested acres are forecasted at 310,000 acres, unchanged from May 1 and 420,000 acres less than the 730,000 acres harvested in 2009.

U.S. Winter Wheat Production Up 2 Percent from May

Winter wheat production is forecast at 1.48 billion bushels, up 2 percent from the May 1 forecast but 3 percent below 2009. Based on June 1 conditions, the United States yield is forecast at 46.6 bushels per acre, up 0.7 bushel from last month and 2.4 bushels more than last year. Expected area for harvest as grain or seed totals 31.8 million acres, unchanged from May 1.

Hard Red production is up 2 percent from a month ago to 979 million bushels. Soft Red production is up slightly from last month and now totals 284 million bushels. White production totals 219 million bushels, up 2 percent from last month. Of the White production total, 17.3 million bushels are Hard White and 202 million bushels are Soft White.

 

Missouri Wheat Production and Yield
By District
Area Acres Planted Acres Harvested Yield Production
2009 20101/ 2009 20101/ 2009 20101/ 2009 20101/
  -thousands- -thousands- -bu/acre- -thousand bu.-
NW 30 22 26.5 18 41.5 43 1,104 770
NC 47 28 42.0 27 42.5 42 1,786 1,130
NE 86 45 79.0 30 45.5 43 3,584 1,290
WC 72 32 69.0 26 44.0 38 3,038 990
C 92 41 83.0 26 45.5 49 3,783 1,270
EC 73 27 68.0 18 48.5 44 3,281 790
SW 107 50 102.0 38 46.0 39 4,678 1,480
SC 9 10 6.5 5 42.5 46 277 230
SE 264 135 254.0 122 50.5 52 12,779 6,310
STATE 780 390 730.0 310 47.0 46 34,310 14,260
1/ June 1 Forecast