Source: Colorado Wheat Research Foundation

Summary for June 28 for winter wheat in Colorado:
Very poor 2%, Poor 5%, Fair 21%, Good 60%, Excellent 12%.


Last week in Colorado:
Very poor 2%, Poor 5%, Fair 20%, Good 63%, Excellent 10%.


Last year at this time:
Very poor 1%, Poor 9%, Fair 19%, Good 50%, Excellent 21%.


Summary for June 28 for winter wheat in the U.S.
Very poor 3%, Poor 7%, Fair 26%, Good 50%, Excellent 14%.


Last year at this time:
Very poor 13%, Poor 15%, Fair 27%, Good 35%, Excellent 10%.


UPDATED
Yield Estimates as of June 10, 2010:


U.S. estimate: Production is forecast at 1.48 billion bushels, up 2 percent from the May 1 forecast but 3 percent below 2009. Based on June 1 conditions, the United States yield is forecast at 46.6 bushels per acre, up 0.7 bushel from last month and 2.4 bushels more than last year. Expected area for harvest as grain or seed totals 31.8 million acres, unchanged from May 1.


Colorado estimate:
USDA increased our yield estimate from 38 to 39 bushels per acre so that Colorado winter wheat production is now estimated at 89,700,000 bushels compared to the May estimate of 87,400,000. The new estimate is based on 2,300,000 acres being harvested with an average yield of 39 bushels per acre for total production of 89,700,000 bushels.

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