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Tennessee winter wheat production down from 2017

NASHVILLE, TN – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its July Crop Production report, based on the Agricultural Yield survey conducted at the beginning of month. The report includes information on Tennessee’s winter wheat forecast.

The Tennessee Field Office offers sincere thanks to the agricultural producers who participated in this survey. Without their cooperation, this report would not have been possible.

Tennessee farmers expect to produce 18.6 million bushels of winter wheat from 295,000 acres for harvest this season. At this level, production would be down three percent from 2017 and down 17 percent from the June forecast. Based upon crop conditions as of July 1, growers expect a yield of 63 bushels per acre, down seven bushels from 2017 and down 12 bushels from last month’s forecast.

Winter wheat production for the nation was forecast at 1.19 billion bushels, down slightly from the June 1 forecast and down six percent from 2017. Based on July 1 conditions, the United States yield is forecast at 48 bushels per acre, down 0.4 bushel from last month and down 2.2 bushels from last year. The expected area to be harvested for grain or seed totals 24.8 million acres, down two percent from last year.

Published July 14, 2018

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