Looks like Wisconsin farmers will have fewer winter wheat acres to harvest this summer, according to the latest projections from the Wisconsin Ag Statistical Service.
Winter wheat production in Wisconsin is forecast at 14.6 million bushels, 26 percent below last year’s 19.8 million bushels according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Crop Production report.
Based on conditions as of June 1, the State’s winter wheat yield is forecast at 77 bushels per acre, a decrease of 2 bushels per acre from last year.
Wisconsin winter wheat growers intend to harvest 190,000 acres for grain, down 24 percent from 2016.
The estimates in this report are based on June 1 conditions and do not reflect weather effects since that time. The next crop production forecast, based on conditions as of July 1, will be released on July 12.