Area crop production reports

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South Dakota

Sioux Falls, SD — Based on July 1 conditions, South Dakota’s 2016 winter wheat crop is forecast at 57.8 million bushels, up slightly from the June 1 forecast, and up 35 percent from last year’s crop, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Average yield is forecast at 54.0 bushels per acre, up 10 bushels from last year. Acreage to be harvested for grain is estimated at 1.07 million acres, up 10 percent from last year.

Spring wheat production is forecast at 45.6 million bushels, down 25 percent from last year. The yield, forecast at 48.0 bushels per acre, is unchanged from last year. Acres intended for harvest, at 950,000, are down 25 percent from 2015.

Oat production, at 14.1 million bushels, is up 12 percent from last year. The yield is forecast at 91.0 bushels per acre, up 4 bushels from last year. Expected area to be harvested for grain, at 155,000 acres, is up 7 percent from 2015.

North Dakota

Fargo, N.D. — Based on July 1 conditions, North Dakota’s 2016 spring wheat crop is forecast at 279 million bushels, down 13 percent from last year, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Average yield is forecast at 45.0 bushels per acre, down 3 bushels from 2015. Area to be harvested for grain is estimated at 6.20 million acres, down 7 percent from a year ago.

Durum wheat production is forecast at 44.1 million bushels, up 4 percent from last year. Average yield is forecast at 35.0 bushels per acre, down 4.5 bushels from 2015. Area to be harvested for grain is expected to total 1.26 million acres, up 17 percent from a year ago.

Winter wheat production is forecast at 7.02 million bushels, down 4 percent from the June 1 forecast, and 16 percent below last year’s crop. Average yield is forecast at 54.0 bushels per acre, 10 bushels more than 2015. Area to be harvested for grain is estimated at 130,000 acres, down 32 percent from a year ago.

Barley production is forecast at 43.4 million bushels, down 35 percent from last year. Average yield is forecast at 62.0 bushels per acre, 2 bushels less than 2015. Area to be harvested for grain is estimated at 700,000 acres, down 33 percent from a year ago.

Oat production is forecast at 8.64 million bushels, down 17 percent from last year. Average yield is forecast at 54.0 bushels per acre, down 20 bushels from 2015. Area to be harvested for grain is estimated at 160,000 acres, up 14 percent from a year ago.

Minnesota

Spring Wheat production in Minnesota is forecast at 85.1 million bushels, a decrease of 1 percent from 2015, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Crop Production report. The expected yield is 63 bushels per acre, up 3 bushels from the previous year. The area expected to be harvested for grain totals 1.35 million acres, down 80,000 acres, a decrease of 6 percent from 2015.

Oat production is forecast at 6.56 million bushels, down 47 percent from 2015. The yield is forecast at 69 bushels per acre, down 9 bushels from last year. The area expected to be harvested for grain totals 95,000 acres, down 65,000 acres, a decrease of 41 percent from 2015.

Barley production is forecast at 3.98 million bushels, down 57 percent from 2015. The expected yield is 53 bushels per acre, down 24 bushels from the previous year. Minnesota farmers expect to harvest 75,000 acres for grain, down 45,000 acres, a decrease of 37 percent from 2015.

Fall Potato planted acreage by type of potato consists of 70 percent Russets, 20 percent Reds, 5 percent Whites, and 5 percent Yellows.

The forecasts in this report are based on July 1 conditions and do not reflect weather effects since that time. The next crop production forecasts, based on conditions as of August 1, will be released on August 12.

Iowa

Oat production in Iowa is forecast at 3.45 million bushels, down 17 percent from the 4.16 million bushels produced in 2015 according to the latest USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service – Crop Production report. Iowa oat growers intend to harvest 53,000 acres for grain, down 4,000 acres from last year. The expected yield is 65 bushels per acre, down 8 bushels from 2015.

The forecasts in this report are based on July 1 conditions and do not reflect weather effects since that time. The next crop production forecasts, based on conditions as of August 1, will be released on August 12.

Nebraska

Lincoln, Neb. – Based on July 1 conditions, Nebraska’s 2016 winter wheat crop is forecast at 60.0 million bushels, up 32 percent from last year’s crop, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Average yield is forecast at 50 bushels per acre, up 12 bushels from a year earlier. If realized this would be a new record yield.

Acreage to be harvested for grain is estimated at 1.20 million acres, down 10,000 acres from a year ago. This would be 94 percent of the planted acres, above last year’s 81 percent harvested.

Oats production is forecast at 2.60 million bushels, down 3 percent from 2015. Yield, at 65 bushels per acre, is forecast to be down 2 bushels per acre from a year ago. Acreage for harvest, at 40,000 acres, is unchanged from last year.