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July 12, 2011

Missouri Wheat Yield up 2 bushels from June

(COLUMBIA, MO) –“Despite abnormal acreage losses due mostly to spring flooding, Missouri producers are experiencing the fifth largest yield on record” said Gene Danekas, Director, Missouri Agricultural Statistics. Winter wheat production in Missouri is forecast at 36.6 million bushels, based on conditions as of July 1, 2011, down slightly from the June 1 forecast.  This would be 190 percent above the 2010 crop and 7 percent above 2 years ago. Estimated acreage for harvest, at 690,000 acres, is down 30,000 acres from June 1 but 410,000 acres more than the 280,000 acres harvested in 2010. As of July 1, the average yield is forecast at 53 bushels per acre, up 2 bushels from last month and 8 bushels per acre above last year’s average. If this yield is realized it will be the 5th best on record, and the highest since 2006.

Missouri peach production is estimated at 5,500 tons, 31 percent above last year’s 4,200 tons.

Winter Wheat Production Up 3 Percent from June

Winter wheat production is forecast at 1.49 billion bushels, up 3 percent from last month and up slightly from 2010. The United States yield is forecast at 46.2 bushels per acre, up 0.9 bushel from last month but down 0.6 bushel from last year. The area expected to be harvested for grain totals 32.3 million acres, unchanged from the Acreage report released on June 30, 2011 but up 2 percent from last year.


Hard Red Winter, at 791 million bushels, is up 2 percent from a month ago. Soft Red Winter, at 458 million bushels, is up 6 percent from the previous forecast. White Winter is up 1 percent from last month and now totals 243 million bushels. Of this total, 11.6 million bushels are Hard White and 231 million bushels are Soft White.

Missouri Wheat Production and Yield
By District
Area Acres Planted Acres Harvested Yield Production
2010 20111/ 2010 20111/ 2010 20111/ 2010 20111/
  -thousands- -thousands- -bu/acre- -thousand bu.-
NW 17.5 53 14.5 48 42.1 48 610 2,300
NC 22.5 63 17.0 56 38.8 47 660 2,610
NE 19.5 81 12.5 68 36.0 54 450 3,640
WC 26.5 94 19.0 85 35.2 47 669 4,000
C 46.0 103 30.5 85 33.7 48 1,027 4,080
EC 34.0 59 23.5 53 41.7 53 980 2,820
SW 58.0 105 41.0 97 34.0 52 1,392 5,070
SC 6.5 17 3.5 11 41.4 50 145 550
SE 139.5 255 118.5 187 56.3 61 6,667 11,500
STATE 370.0 830 280.0 690 45.0 53 12,600 36,570
1/ July 1 Forecast