U.S. spring wheat areas, production unchanged

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Hard red spring (HRS) production is forecast at 475 million bushels, 30 million bushels below 2012. HRS yields are forecast at 41.7 bushels, down from last year’s 44.0 bushels. Both yields and harvested area are down from 2012.

White spring production is estimated to total 36.5 million bushels, 1.0 million less than 2012. The planted and harvested areas, production, and yield for white spring wheat are as follows (hard white spring = HWS and soft white spring = SWS):

2013 HWS SWS
Planted area (million acres) 0.13 0.46
Harvested area (million acres) 0.12 0.45
Yield (bushels/acre) 74.8 61.5
Production (million bushels) 9.0 27.5

 

2012
HWS
SWS
 Planted area (million acres)  0.12  0.48
 Harvested area (million acres)  0.11  0.46
 Yield (bushels/acre)  74.3  62.7
 Production (million bushels)  8.5  29.0


Durum wheat production is forecast to total 60.2 million bushels, down 22 bushels million from a year ago. Durum production is forecast down compared to 2012 because of lower area. Durum yield for 2013/14 is forecast at 40.1 bushels per acre, higher than last year’s 39.0 bushels.



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