NE Winter Wheat Forecast Drops 3%

NE Winter Wheat Forecast Drops 3%

May 9, 2008

Nebraska's winter wheat forecast is down 3% from last year, according to a May 9 USDA Crop Production Report.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says that, based on May 1 conditions, Nebraska is expected to harvest 81.4 million bushels of winter wheat, down six percent from last year. Average yield is expected to be 44 bu/ac - down a bushel from last year but almost 4 bushels higher than the 10-year Nebraska average.

Nationally, the winter wheat harvest is expected to be 1.78 billion bushels, up 17% from 2007. 

 

Table 1. Winter Wheat: Area Harvested, Yield, and Production by State and Forecasted May 1, 2008 (USDA May 9, 2008 report)
State
Harvested
Yield
Production
2007
2008
2007
2008
2006
2007
2008

 
1,000 acres
1,000 acres
Bushels
Bushels
1,000 Bushels
1,000 Bushels
1,000 Bushels

Colorado
2,350
2,100
40.0
32.0
39,900
94,000
67,200
Kansas
8,600
9,400
33.0
38.0
291,200
283,800
357,200
Montana
2,190
2,600
38.0
34.0
82,560
83,220
88,400
Nebraska
1,960
1,850
43.0
44.0
61,200
84,280
81,400
Oklahoma
3,500
4,500
28.0
33.0
81,600
98,000
148,500
South Dakota
1,980
1,750
48.0
44.0
41,400
95,040
77,000
Texas
3,800
3,400
37.0
29.0
33,600
140,600
98,600
Washington
1,690
1,720
64.0
63.0
118,800
108,160
108,360
U.S.
35,952
40,162
42.2
44.3
1,298,081
1,515,989
1,777,532