Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Idaho Winter Wheat Acreage Up 11% From 2010
The latest USDA Crop Production report showed Idaho's winter wheat acreage will grow to 790 thousand acres, up 11% from 2010. Idaho winter wheat production is forecast at 62 million bushels, up 7% over 2010. The yield per acre is forecast to be down slightly due to less favorable growing conditions. Total 2011 harvest in Idaho, combining winter and spring wheat, is currently forecast at 107 million bushel. Delays in spring planting in northern Idaho may cause this number to soften in the next NASS update.
The USDA Crop Production report for 2011 was released this morning, and it forecast total U.S. winter wheat production will fall slightly to 1.42 billion bushels, down 4 percent from 2010. Expected area for harvest as grain or seed totals 32.0 million acres, up 1 percent from last year. Based on May 1 conditions, the total U.S. yield is forecast at 44.5 bushels per acre, down 2.3 bushels from last year. Hard Red Winter, at 762 million bushels, is down 25 percent from 2010. Soft Red Winter, at 427 million bushels, is up 80 percent from last year. White Winter is up 3 percent from last year and totals 235 million bushels. Of this total, 11.7 million bushels are Hard White and 224 million bushels are Soft White.
To view the entire USDA report click on this link: http://www.usda.gov/nass/PUBS/TODAYRPT/crop0511.pdf