LINCOLN, Neb. September 30, 2022 – Winter wheat production is estimated at 26.2 million bushels, down 36% from last year, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The area harvested for grain totaled 820,000 acres, down 2% from 2021. Planted acreage totaled 980,000, up 7% from a year earlier. The yield is 32.0 bushels per acre, down 17 bushels from last year.
Oat production is estimated at 918,000 bushels, down 37% from 2021. Area harvested for grain, at 18,000 acres, is down 31% from last year. Planted acreage totaled 125,000, up 4% from a year earlier. Average yield is 51.0 bushels per acre, down 5 bushels from 2021.
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