US winter wheat forecast improves, still below year ago
July 13, 2017
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — With harvest now under way across the nation's breadbasket, the government forecast on Wednesday that U.S. growers are expected to bring in 1.28 billion bushels of winter wheat.
The National Agricultural Statistics Service's latest projection is up 2 percent from last month's forecast, but is still down 23 percent from last year. The forecast, based on July 1 conditions, is based on a projected average of 49.7 bushels per acre with nearly 26 million acres anticipated to be harvested across the country.
Production nationwide of hard red winter wheat, the type most comm...