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USDA July Crop Production Report: Winter Wheat Production Up 2% From June

Date Posted: July 11, 2013

Winter wheat production is forecast at 1.54 billion bushels, up 2 percent from the June 1 forecast but down 6 percent from 2012.

Based on July 1 conditions, the United States yield isforecast at 47.8 bushels per acre, up 1.7 bushels from last month and up 0.6 bushel from last year.

If realized, this will equal the United Statesrecord high yield established in 1999.

The area expected to be harvested for grain or seed totals 32.3 million acres, unchanged from the Acreage report released on June 28, 2013 but down 7 percent from last year.

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Hard Red Winter production, at 793 million bushels, is up 1 percent from last month. Soft Red Winter, at 539million bushels, is up 6 percent from June.

White Winter, at 211 million bushels, is down 3 percent from last month. Of the White Winter production, 11.9 million bushels are Hard White and 200 million bushels are Soft White.

Durum wheat production is forecast at 57.5 million bushels, down 30 percent from 2012.

The United States yield is forecast at 38.3 bushels per acre, down 0.7 bushel from last year.

Expected area to be harvested for grain totals 1.50 million acres, unchanged from the Acreage report released June 28, 2013 but down 29 percent from last year.

Other spring wheat production is forecast at 513 million bushels, down 5 percent from last year.

Area harvested for grain is expected to total 12.0 million acres, unchanged from the Acreage report released June 28, 2013 but down 1 percent from last year.

The United States yield is forecast at 42.9 bushels per acre, 2.1 bushels below 2012. Of the total production, 476 million bushels are Hard Red Spring wheat, down 6 percent from last year.

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