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Missouri Winter Wheat Forecast Down 10 Percent from 2018
Missouri Ag Connection - 05/13/2019

Winter wheat: Harvested area in 2019 is forecast at 470,000 acres, down 10 percent from the previous year. The winter wheat yield is forecast at 61 bushels per acre, up 2 bushels from 2018. If realized, this would be the third highest yield on record. Production is forecast at 28.7 million bushels, down 7 percent from the previous year.

All hay stored on United States farms, as of May 1, 2019, totaled 14.9 million tons, down 3 percent from a year ago. Disappearance from December 1, 2018-May 1, 2019, totaled 64.1 million tons, compared with 69.1 million tons for the same period a year earlier. This marks the lowest May 1 hay stocks since the drought of 2012 and the second lowest since records began in 1950.

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