Hard Red Winter Wheat Seedings Jump Four Percent Higher- Wheat Seedings and Two Other USDA Reports Offer Oklahoma InsightsWed, 13 Jan 2021 06:08:24 CST
Wheat farmers have planted four percent more acres to hard red winter wheat in the fall of 2020 than a year ago- USDA saying that 22.3 million acres have been planted. Leading the way with increased acres being planted is the number HRW state, Kansas. Kansas farmers planted 7.3 million acres of wheat for 2021 production- up 11% from a year ago. Oklahoma planted 4.3 million acres, up one percent from one year ago while Texas wheat seedings are down two percent from a year ago to 4.8 million acres.
Review the wheat seedings number by clicking on the PDF file at the bottom of the page- and you can review the full Wheat/canola winter seedings report from USDA by clicking here.
Two other reports were released on January 12, 2021 by USDA that included Oklahoma specific data- the 2020 Annual Crop Production Report provides final details on the production of spring planted crops- and the quarterly Grain Stocks report.
Three crops were highlighted for Oklahoma in the Oklahoma-Texas summary- which is available by clicking on the PDF below.
Oklahoma Upland Cotton production was estimated at 640 thousand bales, 3 percent lower than 2019. Yield averaged 683 pounds per acre, compared with 688 pounds last year. Acreage harvested, at 450 thousand acres, is down 2 percent from last year.
Oklahoma corn production was estimated at 43.2 million bushels, down 4 percent from the previous year. Statewide yields averaged 135 bushels per acre, 2.0 bushels lower than 2019. Acres harvested for grain, at 320 thousand, is down 3 percent from last year.
Oklahoma sorghum production was estimated at 10.4 million bushels, down 22 percent from last year. Yield averaged 45.0 bushels per acre, down 6.0 bushels from the previous year. Acres harvested, at 230 thousand acres, is 12 percent lower than 2019.
Click here for the complete Annual Summary of Crop Production in the US.
Finally- we have some Oklahoma specific numbers that have come out of the January Grain Stocks report- again the Oklahoma and Texas data is summarized in the Stocks PDF that you can click on below.
Oklahoma stocks of wheat in all positions on December 1, at 113 million bushels, were down 6 percent from the 2019 level of 121 million bushels. Off-farm wheat stocks, at 108 million, bushels were 5 percent lower than December 1, 2019.
Oklahoma off-farm sorghum stocks, at 2.26 million bushels, were 56 percent below December 1, 2019. On-farm sorghum stocks are not published for the state.
Oklahoma off-farm corn stocks on December 1, 2020, at 11.9 million bushels, were up slightly from a year earlier. On-farm corn stocks are not published for Oklahoma.
Click here for the national quarterly Grain Stocks report from USDA.
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