Thursday, May 14, 2015

New York Winter Wheat Production up from 2014

From the USDA:

New York winter wheat production is forecast at 7.36 million bushels, up from 2014, said Blair Smith, state statistician of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, New York Field Office. 

Based on conditions as of May 1, yields are expected to average 64.0 bushels per acre, up 1 bushel from the 2014 average. Area harvested is forecast at 115 thousand acres, up 21 percent from 2014.

Hay stocks on farms totaled 243 thousand tons, down 82 percent from the December 2014 and down 26 percent from May 2014.

Production forecasts are released on a monthly basis and do not reflect final production estimates. The next production forecast will be issued June 10.

The Crop Production Report and all other NASS reports are available online at

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