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Ohio Winter Wheat Down 11 bu/a, Oat Down 2
Ohio Ag Connection - 07/12/2019

Ohio's 2019 winter wheat production is forecast at 26.9 million bushels, according to Cheryl Turner, state statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. This report is based on conditions as of July 1, 2019. Some highlights of the Crop Production Report follow:

The Ohio winter wheat yield is forecast at 64 bushels per acre, down 11 bushels from last year. As of June 30, seven percent of the crop was harvested. The crop condition was rated 27 percent good to excellent, compared with 79 percent at the same time last year.

Oat yield in Ohio is forecast at 63 bushels per acre, 2 bushels lower than the previous year. Oats were 63 percent headed as of June 30, twenty-seven percentage points below last year and 23 points below the 5-year average. As of June 30, thirty-two percent of the crop was rated in good to excellent condition, compared with 79 percent during the same time last year.

Nationally, winter wheat production is forecast at 1.29 billion bushels, up 1 percent from the June 1 forecast and up 9 percent from 2018. As of July 1, the United States yield is forecast at 51.8 bushels per acre, up 1.3 bushels from last month and up 3.9 bushels from last year's average yield of 47.9 bushels per acre. The area expected to be harvested for grain or seed totals 24.9 million acres, unchanged from the Acreage report released on June 28, 2019, but up 1 percent from last year.

United States oat production is forecast at 61.6 million bushels, up 15 percent from 2018 for comparable States. Growers expect to harvest 909,000 acres for grain or seed, unchanged from the Acreage report released on June 28, 2019, but up 10 percent from 2018 comparable States. Based on conditions as of July 1, the average yield for the United States is forecast at 67.8 bushels per acre, up 2.5 bushels from 2018 for comparable States.

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