Oklahoma City - Oklahoma’s July 1, 2012, wheat production is forecast at 155.4 million bushels, down 2 percent from last month, but 121 percent above last year, according to the July Crop Production report issued by USDA-NASS today.
Acres harvested for grain, at 4.2 million, are up one million acres from last year. Average yield is forecast at 37 bushels per acre, unchanged from last month, but 15 bushels above 2011. Plowing of wheat ground, for the week ending July 8, 2012, was 75 percent complete, 9 points ahead of one year ago and 27 points ahead of the five year average, as reported in the July 9th Oklahoma Crop Weather release.
The United States winter wheat production is forecast at 1.67 billion bushels. Production is down 1 percent from the June 1 forecast but 12 percent above 2011. The U.S. yield is forecast at 47.7 bushels per acre, up 0.4 bushels from last month and 1.5 bushels more than last year. Selected States’ winter wheat production and the change from last year include: Kansas, 396 million bushels, up 43 percent; Texas, 91.5 million bushels, up 85 percent; and Colorado, 83.3 million bushels, up 7 percent.
The United States oat production is forecast at 65.3 million bushels, up 22 percent from the record low production in 2011. If realized, this will be the second lowest production on record. The estimated yield at 59.8 bushels per acre is up 2.7 bushels from 2011. The United States barley production is forecast at 217 million bushels, up 39 percent from last year. The estimated yield is 66.3 bushels per acre, down 3.3 bushels from 2011.
The Oklahoma report can be viewed online at www.nass.usda.gov/ok under “Recent Reports.” The national database, Quick Stats, and all USDA-NASS reports are available on the agency’s web site at www.nass.usda.gov. For more information on NASS surveys and reports, call the USDA-NASS Oklahoma Field Office at 800-525-9226.