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Ohio Winter Wheat Seedings Down 6 Percent
Ohio Ag Connection - 02/11/2019

Ohio winter wheat seeded area for 2019 is estimated at 460,000 acres, a decrease of 6 percent from last year, according to Cheryl Turner, state statistician of the USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. Ohio winter wheat plantings concluded by mid-November. Winter wheat that was planted into hillsides was reportedly washed away in some areas due to extraordinary rain events. By the end of November, 62 percent of the winter wheat crop was reported to be in good to excellent condition.

U.S. winter wheat planted area for harvest in 2019 is estimated at 31.3 million acres, down 4 percent from 2018 and down 4 percent from 2017. This represents the second lowest United States acreage on record. Seedings, which began in early September, fell behind the 5-year average seeding pace in early October and remained behind the 5-year average seeding pace for the duration of the planting season. Seeding was mostly complete by November 11.

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