Indiana’s 2015 winter wheat production is forecast at 22.0 million bushels according to Greg Matli, State Statistician for the USDA, NASS, Indiana Field Office. This report is based on current conditions, as of July 1, 2015. Some highlights of the Crop Production Report are as follows:
The Indiana winter wheat yield is forecast at 72 bushels per acre, which would be a 4 bushel decrease from last year. Winter wheat harvest began in late June, with 18 percent harvested as of June 28, putting it behind 2014 and the 5 year average. Condition was 55 percent good to excellent at the end of June, with many fields too wet to harvest.
Nationally, winter wheat production is forecast at 1.46 billion bushels, down 3 percent from the June 1 forecast but up 6 percent from 2014. Based on July 1 conditions, the United States yield is forecast at 43.7 bushels per acre, down 0.8 bushel from last month but up 1.1 bushels from last year. The area expected to be harvested for grain or seed totals 33.3 million acres, unchanged from the Acreage report released on June 30, 2015 but up 3 percent from last year.