Indiana wheat growers expect a higher wheat yield than last year. Favorable fall planting conditions and a mild winter kept the crop in good condition, according to Greg Matli, Indiana State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Indiana wheat growers expect to harvest 320,000 acres, up 60,000 acres from last year. Wheat production in the State is expected to be 23.4 million bushels. The yield forecast of 73 bushels would be 5 bushels above the previous year.
U.S. winter wheat production is forecast at 1.43 billion bushels, up 4 percent from 2015. As of May 1, the United States yield is forecast at 47.8 bushels per acre, up 5.3 bushels from last year. If realized, this will equal the record yield set in 1999.