Winter wheat production in Wisconsin is forecast at 17.0 million bushels, 9 percent below last year’s 18.7 million bushels according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Crop Production report.
Based on conditions as of May 1, the State’s winter wheat yield is forecast at 71.0 bushels per acre, 7.0 bushels below last year.
Wisconsin winter wheat growers intend to harvest 240,000 acres for grain, unchanged from 2022.
Winter wheat production is forecast at 1.13 billion bushels, up 2 percent from 2022.
As of May 1, the United States yield is forecast at 44.7 bushels per acre, down 2.3 bushels from last year’s average yield of 47.0 bushels per acre. Area expected to be harvested for grain or seed is forecast at 25.3 million acres, up 8 percent from last year.
All hay stored on Wisconsin farms as of May 1, 2023, was estimated at 560,000 tons, down 11 percent from May 1, 2022. Disappearance from December 1, 2022, through May 1, 2023, totaled 1.61 million tons,
compared with 1.48 million tons for the same period a year earlier.
All hay stored on United States farms as of May 1, 2023, totaled 14.5 million tons, down 13 percent from May 1, 2023.
The May 1 hay stock level for the United States represents the second lowest amount stored since records began in 1950. Disappearance from December 1, 2022 – May 1, 2023, totaled 57.4 million tons, down 8 percent from the same period a year earlier.
The complete report can be found on the USDA NASS website at www.nass.usda.gov/Publications.
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