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Ohio Winter Wheat Remains in Good Condition
Ohio Ag Connection - 06/13/2018

The winter wheat crop is making average progress and remains in good condition for this time of year despite the wet weather, according to the USDA NASS Great Lakes Regional Office. Ohio wheat growers expect to harvest 470,000 acres, up 35,000 acres from last year. Wheat production in the state is expected to be 37.1 million bushels.

The yield forecast of 79 bushels would be 5 bushels above the previous year. As of June 3, winter wheat was 77% in good to excellent condition, up 3% from May. Wheat was 87% headed, behind last year by 10%, but on par with the 5-yr average.

National winter wheat production is forecast at 1.20 billion bushels, up 1 percent from the May 1 forecast but down 6 percent from 2017. As of June 1, the United States yield is forecast at 48.4 bushels per acre, up 0.3 bushel from last month but down 1.8 bushels from last year's average yield of 50.2 bushels per acre.

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