It may be a little early for a verdict on Wisconsin’s corn and soybean crop, but we’ve got a better handle on our winter wheat and oat production.
Friday the Wisconsin Ag Statistical Service announced that there’s less wheat out there – but we’ve seen a big jump in oat acres.
Winter wheat production in Wisconsin is forecast at 8.40 million bushels, 12% below last year’s 9.60 million bushels according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Crop Production report. Based
on conditions as of July 1, the State’s winter wheat yield is forecast at 70.0 bushels per acre, up 6.0 bushels from last year.
Wisconsin winter wheat growers intend to harvest 120,000 acres for grain, down 20% from 2019.
Oat production is forecast at 8.25 million bushels, up 27% from 2019. The expected yield is 66.0 bushels per acre, up 12.0 bushels from the previous year. The area expected to be harvested for grain totals 125,000 acres, up
4% from 2019.
The forecasts in this report are based on July 1 conditions and do not reflect weather effects since that time. The next crop production forecasts, based on conditions as of August 1, will be released on August 12.