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Michigan Winter Wheat Seedings Up 18 Percent
Michigan Ag Connection - 01/14/2021

Michigan winter wheat seeded area for 2021 is estimated at 580,000 acres, an increase of 18 percent from last year, according to Marlo Johnson, director of the USDA NASS, Great Lakes Regional Office. Winter wheat planting and emergence progressed ahead of the five-year average throughout the fall. The crop condition was rated 73 percent good to excellent as of November 29, compared with 50 percent during the same period last year.

U.S. winter wheat planted area for harvest in 2021 is estimated at 32.0 million acres, up 5 percent from 2020 and up 2 percent from 2019. This represents the fourth lowest United States acreage on record. Seeding of the 2021 acreage was underway in early-September and was ahead of the 5-year average pace. Throughout the season, planting and emergence progress remained ahead of the 5-year average pace. Seeding was mostly complete by November 15, 2020.

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