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Michigan Winter Wheat Production Forecast at 38.5M Bushels
Michigan Ag Connection - 06/12/2019

Michigan wheat growers expect to harvest less wheat than they did a month ago, according to Marlo Johnson, director of the USDA NASS, Great Lakes Regional Office. Michigan wheat production is expected to total 38.5 million bushels, up 8 percent from 2018. The increase in production is solely due to an increase in planned harvested acreage. The yield forecast of 74 bushels is down 2 bushels from last month and last year.

The 2019 Michigan wheat crop is in worse shape as of June 1 than it was at the same time in 2018. As of June 2, the 2019 crop was rated 43 percent good to excellent while the crop was 75 percent good to excellent at the same time last year.

U.S all winter wheat production is forecast at 1.27 billion bushels, up less than 1 percent from the May 1 forecast and up 8 percent from 2018. As of June 1, the United States yield is forecast at 50.5 bushels per acre, up 0.2 bushel from last month and up 2.6 bushels from last year's average yield of 47.9 bushels per acre. As of June 2, sixty-four percent of the winter wheat acreage in the 18 major producing States was rated in good to excellent condition, 27 percentage points higher than at the same time last year. Nationally, 76 percent of the winter wheat crop was headed by June 2, eight percentage points lower than the 5-year average pace. If realized, the 2019 United States winter wheat yield will be the second highest on record.

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