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Winter Wheat Seedings Up 12 Percent
Ohio Ag Connection - 01/13/2020

Ohio winter wheat seeded area for 2020 is estimated at 560,000 acres, an increase of 12 percent from last year, according to Cheryl Turner, state statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. Going into December, Ohio winter wheat appeared to be in decent shape with 52 percent of the crop rated in good to excellent condition, compared with 62 percent during the same time last year.

U.S. winter wheat planted area for harvest in 2020 is estimated at 30.8 million acres, down 1 percent from 2019 and down 5 percent from 2018. This represents the second lowest United States acreage on record. Seeding of the 2020 acreage was underway in mid-September but was behind the 5-year average pace. About a month into seeding, progress was at or ahead of the 5-year average for the remainder of seeding the 2020 acreage. Seeding was mostly complete by November 17, 2019.

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