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N.D. Winter Wheat Forecast Up 138 Percent from 2017
North Dakota Ag Connection - 06/13/2018

Based on June 1 conditions, North Dakota's 2018 winter wheat crop is forecast at 3.08 million bushels, up 138 percent from last year's crop, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Average yield is forecast at 44 bushels per acre, up 7 bushels from last year.

Acreage to be harvested for grain is estimated at 70,000 acres, up 35,000 acres from last year. This would be 78 percent of the planted acres, compared with last year's 50 percent harvested.

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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