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Missouri Eyeing Third Highest Wheat Yield on Record
Missouri Ag Connection - 05/11/2018

Winter wheat: Harvested area in 2018 is forecast at 530,000 acres, down 2 percent from the previous year, according to USDA's National Ag Statistics Service for Missouri

The winter wheat yield is forecast at 64 bushels per acre, down 4 bushels from 2017. If realized, this would be the third highest yield on record.

Production is forecast at 33.9 million bushels, down 6 percent from the previous year.

U.S winter wheat production is forecast at 1.19 billion bushels, down 6 percent from 2017. As of May 1, the United States yield is forecast at 48.1 bushels per acre, down 2.1 bushels from last year.

All hay stored on United States farms as of May 1, 2018 totaled 15.7 million tons, down 36 percent from the previous year. Disappearance from December 1, 2017 - May 1, 2018 totaled 70.6 million tons, compared with 71.4 million tons for the same period a year earlier.

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