USDA Projects Winter Wheat Production Down 8% From 2021

Winter wheat production is forecast at 8% less than in 2021 to 1.17 billion bushels, according to a report published today (May 12) by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

U.S. yield, as of May 1, is projected at 47.9 bushels per acre, down 2.3 bushels from last year’s average yield of 50.2 bushels per acre.

Area expected to be harvested for grain or seed is expected to be 24.5 million acres, down 4% from last year.

The breakdown:

  • Hard Red Winter production, at 590 million bushels, is down 21%.
  • Soft Red Winter, at 354 million bushels, is down 2% from 2021.
  • White Winter, at 230 million bushels, is up 38% from last year.
  • Of the White Winter production, 15.7 million bushels are Hard White and 214 million bushels are Soft White.

For the full report, click here.