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2013 is setting itself up to be completely opposite of 2012 for us. Instead of record early wheat cutting in Texas, they continue to zero out acres for insurance. On top of that, our next stop is looking record late due to a long cold spring with several freezes.
Winter wheat crop forecast at 1,486 million bus
WASHINGTON — The National Agricultural Statistics Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture on May 10 forecast 2013 winter wheat production in the United States at 1,485,757,000 bus, down 159,445,000 bus, or 10%, from 1,645,202,000 bus in 2012. The forecast was the first survey-based outlook for the 2013 winter wheat crop. If the forecast were to hold, the 2013 winter wheat crop would be the smallest since 1,484,861,000 bus in 2011 and would compare with the recent five-year average winter wheat outturn of 1,603 million bus.
In commentary accompanying the production forecast, the U.S.D.A. said, “As of May 1, the U.S. yield is forecast at 45.4 bus per acre, down 1.8 bus from last year. Expected grain area is forecast at 32.7 million acres, down 6% from last year. Hard red winter wheat harvested acreage is down about 14% from the previous year. Soft red winter harvested acreage is expected to be up 21% from last year.”
The U.S.D.A. forecast hard red winter wheat production in 2013 at 768,027,000 bus, down 23% from 1,003,856,000 bus in 2012. The recent five-year average hard red winter wheat outturn was 951.4 million bus.
“In the southern Great Plains, winter temperatures were moderate, but drought-like conditions during emergence and most of the growing season negatively impacted winter wheat conditions,” the U.S.D.A. said. “As a result, dryland yields are expected to suffer from the lack of moisture that occurred during plant development and grain set. Several hard freezes occurred in parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas during March and April, affecting earlier maturing varieties. Weather conditions remained cooler and wetter than normal throughout April.”
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