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S.D. Winter Wheat Crop Forecast Up 97 Percent
South Dakota Ag Connection - 05/11/2018

Based on May 1 conditions, South Dakota's 2018 winter wheat crop is forecast at 40.9 million bushels, up 97 percent from last year's crop, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Average yield is forecast at 56 bushels per acre, up 16 bushels from last year. Acreage to be harvested for grain is estimated at 730,000 acres, up 210,000 acres from last year. This would be 88 percent of the planted acres, above last year's 57 percent harvested.

U.S winter wheat production is forecast at 1.19 billion bushels, down 6 percent from 2017. As of May 1, the United States yield is forecast at 48.1 bushels per acre, down 2.1 bushels from last year.

May 1 South Dakota hay stocks of 1.28 million tons are down 31 percent from last year.

All hay stored on United States farms May 1, 2018 totaled 15.7 million tons, down 36 percent from a year ago. Disappearance from December 1, 2017 - May 1, 2018 totaled 70.6 million tons, compared with 71.4 million tons for the same period a year earlier.

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