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Oklahoma Crop Production Called Higher in 2020 Versus 2019- State and National Numbers Reviewed from August Crop Production Report

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 13:05:05 CDT

Oklahoma Crop Production Called Higher in 2020 Versus 2019- State and National Numbers Reviewed from August Crop Production Report For Oklahoma- the August Crop Production report offered a forecast of a 44% larger cotton crop than a year ago- with total production of 950,000 bales based on August first crop conditions. That close to a million bale crop is based on an 18% jump in pounds of lint per acre- 814 pounds in 2020 versus 688 pounds last year and an extra 100,000 acres that could be harvested- 560,000.


The 2020 Oklahoma Hard Red Winter Wheat Crop was left unchanged from the July crop- which included a record yield per acre of 42 bushels. The Oklahoma wheat crop is called 113.4 million bushel crop- up 3.4 million bushels from 2019. Our neighbors in Kansas and Texas both saw their wheat crop numbers trimmed a bit from July- the Kansas crop was predicted at 307.2 million bushels in July- the Augusst number is 294.4 million bushels- a drop of four percent from July. In Texas, the August total production for Winter Wheat is 63 million bushels- trimmed by four million bushels compared to July.


The Oklahoma Soybean crop is predicted higher in 2020 versus 2019 at 16..12 million bushels- USDA is predicting that 520,000 acres will be harvested for soybeans this year with a yeild of 31 bushels per acre. Corn harvest is expected to result in 48 million bushels combined- about three million bushels than in 2019, while 15.25 million bushels of grain sorghum is the harvest prediction- also slightly higher than the 2019 total in the state.


Nationally- Going on a crop by crop basis from the August predictions- we start with corn:

Corn production for grain is forecast at a record high 15.3 billion bushels, up 12 percent from 2019. Based on conditions as of August 1, yields are expected to average a record high 181.8 bushels per harvested acre, up 14.4 bushels from last year. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 84.0 million acres, unchanged from the June forecast, but up 3 percent from the previous year.


Soybean production for beans is forecast at 4.42 billion bushels, up 25 percent from 2019. Based on conditions as of August 1, yields are expected to average a record high 53.3 bushels per harvested acre, up 5.9 bushels from 2019. Area harvested for beans in the United States is forecast at 83.0 million acres, unchanged from the previous forecast but up 11 percent from 2019.


All cotton production is forecast at 18.1 million 480-pound bales, down 9 percent from 2019. Based on conditions as of August 1, yields are expected to average a record high 938 pounds per harvested acre, up 115 pounds from 2019. Upland cotton production is forecast at 17.5 million 480-pound bales, down 9 percent from 2019. Pima cotton production is forecast at 554,500 bales, down 19 percent from 2019. All cotton area harvested is forecast at 9.25 million acres, down 20 percent from 2019.


All wheat production for grain is forecast at 1.84 billion bushels, up 1 percent from the previous forecast but down 4 percent from 2019. Based on August 1 conditions, yields are expected to average 50.1 bushels per harvested acre, up 0.4 bushel from the previous forecast, but down 1.6 bushels from 2019. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 36.7 million acres, unchanged from the previous forecast, but down 1 percent from 2019.


Winter wheat production is forecast at 1.20 billion bushels, down 2 percent from the July 1 forecast and down 8 percent from 2019. As of August 1, the United States yield is forecast at 51.1 bushels per acre, down 0.9 bushel from last month and down 2.5 bushels from last year's average yield of 53.6 bushels per acre. The area expected to be harvested for grain or seed totals 23.4 million acres, unchanged from the previous forecast, but down 4 percent from last year.


Hard Red Winter production, at 695 million bushels, is down 2 percent from last month. Soft Red Winter, at 277 million bushels, is down 1 percent from the July forecast. White Winter, at 226 million bushels, is down less than 1 percent from last month. Of the White Winter production, 14.6 million bushels are Hard White and 212 million bushels are Soft White.


Click or tap here for the complete August USDA Crop Production Report.



   

 

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