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S.D. Wheat Production Forecast Up 18 Percent from 2021
South Dakota Ag Connection - 05/13/2022

Based on May 1 conditions, South Dakota's 2022 winter wheat crop is forecast at 32.4 million bushels, up 18% from last year's crop, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Average yield is forecast at 45 bushels per acre, up 7 bushels from last year. Acreage to be harvested for grain is estimated at 720,000 acres, unchanged from last year. This would be 87% of the planted acres, below last year's 90% harvested.

U.S. winter wheat production is forecast at 1.17 billion bushels, down 8 percent from 2021. As of May 1, the United States yield is forecast at 47.9 bushels per acre, down 2.3 bushels from last year's average yield of 50.2 bushels per acre. Area expected to be harvested for grain or seed is forecast at 24.5 million acres, down 4 percent from last year.

May 1 South Dakota hay stocks of 1.09 million tons are down 50% from last year

All hay stored on United States farms as of May 1, 2022, totaled 16.8 million tons, down 7 percent from May 1, 2021.

Disappearance from December 1, 2021 -- May 1, 2022, totaled 62.2 million tons, down 6 percent from the same period a year earlier.

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