Winter wheat acreage planted in the fall of 2005 for the 2006/07 crop year increased to 41.367 million acres, up about 1 million acres from last year. Despite the increase, planted acreage fell about 1 million acres below market expectations. Most surprisingly, hard winter wheat seedings dipped to 29.9 million acres, slightly below last year's 30.0 million acres. Higher acreage in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas was offset by declines in Colorado, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Soft red winter acreage rebounded to 7.3 million acres, up 19% from last year's unusually low 6.1 million acres. White winter wheat acreage dipped to 4.2 million acres, down from 4.3 million last year.