Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211


Agricultural News

USDA Sees 48 Percent Smaller Wheat Oklahoma Crop in 2022 with Farmers to Harvest 60 Million Bushel Crop

Fri, 13 May 2022 06:08:20 CDT

USDA Sees 48 Percent Smaller Wheat Oklahoma Crop in 2022 with Farmers to Harvest 60 Million Bushel Crop The first field based survey of the 2022 winter wheat crop in the southern plains shows the depth of the drought that wheat producers have been facing since this past fall. Wheat farmers in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas have been facing the impossible task of trying to raise a crop with virtually no moisture. According to USDA's May World Ag Supply and Demand Estimates, "Abandonment for Winter Wheat is the highest since 2002 with the highest levels in Texas and Oklahoma."

The May first Crop Production Report of USDA spotlighted the wheat production estimates for the 2022 crop- and the Oklahoma crop was pegged at 60 million bushels, 48% less than the 115 million bushels harvested in 2021. The 2022 estimate is forty percent smaller than the five year Oklahoma wheat production estimate of 99.52 million bushels. USDA believes only 2.4 million acres will be harvested and they forecast an average yield of 25 bushels per acre compared to 39 bushels per acre in 2021. That 2.4 million acres is 550,000 acres fewer harvested acres versus 2021- a year that had larger amounts of wheat abandoned than normal as well.

The Oklahoma estimate from USDA is two million bushels more than what the Oklahoma wheat crop tour estimate on May third during the annual meeting of the Oklahoma Grain and Feed Association. The 2022 wheat crop is shaping up to be the worst harvest since 2014 when the state had a 47.6 million bushel crop and a yield of just 17 bushels per acre.

Likewise the Texas crop is well below 2021 levels- USDA sees Texas harvesting 41.6 million bushels- down from the 74 million bushels of 2021, a 42 percent smaller crop- yields are predicted to be five bushels per acre less in 2022 versus 2021 at 32 bushels per acre and the report sees 700,000 fewer acres to be harvested in 2022 versus 2021.

The May first estimate of the 2022 crop in Kansas sees fewer acres abandoned than in Texas and Oklahoma- but a twenty five percent drop in expected yields this season versus last cuts that same percentage of the crop that may be harvested off of the Kansas bottom line. USDA says Kansas will harvest 271 million bushels this year, down from their 364 million bushel crop in 2021- based on a 39 bushel per acre yield estimate- compared to 52 bushel yields seen last season.

The Kansas crop will be examined this coming week by scouts participating in the 2022 Wheat Quality Council Winter Wheat Tour that leaves Manhatten next Tuesday morning.

To view the USDA May Crop Production report (Winter wheat and Hay Stocks)- click here.

Click here for KC Sheperd's review of WASDE with Rich Nelson of Allendale.



WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI


Top Agricultural News

  • Feeder Steers and Heifers Steady to Higher at Joplin Regional Stockyards on Monday  Tue, 24 May 2022 03:08:35 CDT
  • Feeder Steers Lower, Feeder Heifers Unevenly Steady, Steer and Heifer Calves Lower at Oklahoma National Stockyards  Tue, 24 May 2022 03:06:38 CDT
  • Oklahoma Harvest Begins Extremely Early this 2022 Season with Below Average Yields and Decent Early Quality Reports  Mon, 23 May 2022 16:40:58 CDT
  • Nationwide, Winter wheat was rated 28% good to Excellent, the lowest such rating since the drought of 1989  Mon, 23 May 2022 16:37:07 CDT
  • Superior Livestock May 19th Sale Reports Yearlings and Stockers Steady to Higher Across the Country  Mon, 23 May 2022 15:25:52 CDT
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2 p.m. May 23, 2022  Mon, 23 May 2022 14:53:20 CDT
  • Ag Groups Call For Withdrawal of Solicitor Generalís Supreme Court Brief on Glyphosate That Would Create a Patchwork of Problems  Mon, 23 May 2022 14:22:20 CDT
  • May 23, 2022, Market Wrap-Up with Justin Lewis  Mon, 23 May 2022 14:09:48 CDT

  • More Headlines...


    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Oklahoma Beef council Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit Ag Mediation Program P&K Equipment Oklahoma City Farm Show Union Mutual Stillwater Milling Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association KIS FUTURES, INC.


    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    © 2008-2022 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.