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Kansas Wheat Forecast Down 19 Percent from 2017
Kansas Ag Connection - 06/13/2018

Based on June 1 conditions, Kansas's 2018 winter wheat crop is forecast at 270 million bushels, down 19 percent from last year's crop, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Average yield is forecast at 37 bushels per acre, down 11 bushels from last year.

Acreage to be harvested for grain is estimated at 7.30 million acres, up 350,000 acres from last year. This would be 95 percent of the planted acres, compared with last year's 91 percent harvested.

U.S. winter wheat production is forecast at 1.20 billion bushels, up 1 percent from the May 1 forecast but down 6 percent from 2017. As of June 1, the United States yield is forecast at 48.4 bushels per acre, up 0.3 bushel from last month but down 1.8 bushels from last year's average yield of 50.2 bushels per acre.

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