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Illinois Winter Wheat Up 30,000 Acres from 2018
Illinois Ag Connection - 07/12/2019

Winter wheat: Harvested area in 2019 in Illinois is forecast at 590,000 acres, up 30,000 acres from the previous year, according to USDA's National Ag Statistics Service.

The winter wheat yield is forecast at 63 bushels per acre, down 3 bushels from 2018. Production is forecast at 37.2 million bushels, up 1 percent from 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.

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