Nebraska's Winter Wheat Crop Down 34% from 2016

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Nebraska's Winter Wheat Crop Down 34% from 2016

Based on June 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2017 winter wheat crop is forecast at 46.5 million bushels, down 34% from last year's crop, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Average yield is forecast at 46 bushels per acre, down 8 bushels from last year.

Acreage to be harvested for grain is estimated at 1.01 million acres, down 300 thousand acres from last year. This would be 91% of the planted acres, compared with last year's 96% harvested.

Nationally, winter wheat production is forecast at 1.25 billion bushels, up less than 1% from the May 1 forecast but down 25% from 2016. Based on June 1 conditions, the United States yield is forecast at 48.9 bushels per acre, up 0.1 bushel from last month, but down 6.4 bushels from last year. If realized, this will be the second highest yield on record for the United States, behind only 2016. 

For wheat reports for other states and other wheat types see the national report.