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Kansas Winter Wheat Forecast Up 19 Percent
Kansas Ag Connection - 07/12/2019

Based on July 1 conditions, Kansas's winter wheat production is forecast at 330 million bushels, up 19 percent from last year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Average yield is forecast at 50 bushels per acre, up 12 bushels from 2018. Area to be harvested for grain is estimated at 6.60 million acres, down 10 percent from a year ago.

Oat production is forecast at 1.43 million bushels, up 62 percent from last year. Average yield is forecast at 57 bushels per acre, up 8 bushels from 2018. Area to be harvested for grain is estimated at 25,000 acres, up 39 percent from a year ago.

Nationally, winter wheat production is forecast at 1.29 billion bushels, up 1 percent from the June 1 forecast and up 9 percent from 2018. As of July 1, the United States yield is forecast at 51.8 bushels per acre, up 1.3 bushels from last month and up 3.9 bushels from last year's average yield of 47.9 bushels per acre. The area expected to be harvested for grain or seed totals 24.9 million acres, unchanged from the Acreage report released on June 28, 2019, but up 1 percent from last year.

Oats production is forecast at 61.6 million bushels, up 15 percent from 2018 for comparable States. Growers expect to harvest 909,000 acres for grain or seed, unchanged from the Acreage report released on June 28, 2019, but up 10 percent from 2018 for comparable States. Based on conditions as of July 1, the average yield for the United States is forecast at 67.8 bushels per acre, up 2.5 bushels from 2018 for comparable States.

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