Winter wheat production in Wisconsin is forecast at 20.5 million bushels this growing season, 32 percent above last year's 15.5 million bushels. According to the latest USDA Crop Production report, the state's winter wheat yield is forecast at 76 bushels per acre, an increase of two bushels per acre from last year. If realized, this will be Wisconsin's second highest winter wheat yield, behind the record high of 78 bushels per acre set in 2006.
Wisconsin winter wheat growers intend to harvest 270,000 acres for grain, up 29 percent from 2015.
The estimates in this report are based on June 1 conditions and do not reflect weather effects since that time. The next crop production forecast, based on conditions as of July 1, will be released on July 12.
Nationally, winter wheat production is forecast at 1.51 billion bushels, up six percent from the May 1 forecast and up 10 percent from 2015. Based on June 1 conditions, the United States yield is forecast at 50.5 bushels per acre, up 2.7 bushel from last month and up eight bushels from last year. If realized, this will be the highest yield on record for the United States.