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June 9, 2011

Missouri Wheat Yield down 1 bushel from May

(COLUMBIA, MO) –“Missouri wheat producers continue to struggle with difficult weather conditions across the state,” said Gene Danekas, Director, Missouri Agricultural Statistics.  “The Bootheel was affected the most with the activation of the flood plain.”  Winter wheat average yield is forecast at 51.0 bushels per acre, down 1 bushel from May.  Harvested acres were not adjusted to reflect flood loss at this time but will be updated in NASS’s June 30 acreage report. 

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

Winter wheat production is forecast at 1.45 billion bushels, up 2 percent from the May 1 forecast but 2 percent below 2010. Based on June 1 conditions, the United States yield is forecast at 45.3 bushels per acre, up 0.8 bushel from last month but 1.5 bushels less than last year. Expected area for harvest as grain or seed totals 32.0 million acres is unchanged from May 1.

Hard Red Winter production, at 777 million bushels, is up 2 percent from a month ago. Soft Red Winter production is up 2 percent from last month and now totals 434 million bushels. White Winter production totals 240 million bushels, up 2 percent from last month. Of this total, 11.6 million bushels are Hard White and 228 million bushels are Soft White.

 

Missouri Wheat Production and Yield
By District
Area Acres Planted Acres Harvested Yield Production
2010 20111/ 2010 20111/ 2010 20112/ 2010 20102/
  -thousands- -thousands- -bu/acre- -thousand bu.-
NW 17.5 53 14.5 48 42.1 52.0 610 2,500
NC 22.5 63 17.0 58 38.8 53.5 660 3,100
NE 19.5 81 12.5 72 36.0 53.0 450 3,800
WC 26.5 94 19.0 85 35.2 44.5 669 3,800
C 46.0 103 30.5 86 33.7 49.0 1,027 4,200
EC 34.0 59 23.5 47 41.7 51.0 980 2,400
SW 58.0 105 41.0 98 34.0 52.0 1,392 5,100
SC 6.5 17 3.5 13 41.4 49.0 145 640
SE 139.5 255 118.5 213 56.3 52.5 6,667 11,180
STATE 370.0 830 280.0 720 45.0 51.0 12,600 36,720

1/ May 1 Forecast

2/ June 1 Forecast