Wheat, Oats Harvest Estimate

Wheat, Oats Harvest Estimate

Wheat Harvest Predicted to Drop 23% from 2014

July 10, 2015

Based on July 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2015 winter wheat crop is forecast at 54.6 million bushels, down 23% from last year's crop, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Average yield is forecast at 42 bushels per acre, down 7 bushels from a year earlier.

Acreage to be harvested for grain is estimated at 1.30 million acres, down 10% from a year ago. This would be 87% of the planted acres, below last year's 94% harvested.

Oat production is forecast at 1.80 million bushels, up 13% from last year. Acreage for harvest, at 30,000 acres, is up 10,000 acres from 2014. Yield, at 60 bushels per acres, is forecast to be 20 bushels below a year ago.

Nationally, winter wheat production is forecast at 1.46 billion bushels, down 3% from the June 1 forecast, but up 6% from 2014. Based on July 1 conditions, the US yield is forecast at 43.7 bushels per acre, down 0.8 bushel from last month but up 1.1 bushels from last year. The area expected to be harvested for grain or seed totals 33.3 million acres, unchanged from the acreage report released on June 30, 2015 but up 3% from last year.

See yield estimates for other crops, an ag climate recap for June and more in the USDA NAS National crop report at http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/usda/nass/CropProd//2010s/2015/CropProd-07-10-2015.pdf