LINCOLN, NE, September 30, 2013 –Winter wheat production is estimated at 39.6 million bushels, down 26 percent from last year and the lowest since 1944. Planted acreage totaled 1.47 million acres, up 7 percent from a year earlier. However, area harvested for grain totaled 1.13 million acres, down 13 percent from 2012. Yield at 35 bushels per acre, is down 6.0 bushels from 2012 and lowest since 2002.
Oat production is estimated at 1.63 million bushels, 58 percent above 2012. Planted acreage totaled 150,000, is double that of a year earlier. Area harvested for grain, at 25,000 acres, is up 39 percent from last year. Yield of 65.0 bushels per acre, is up 8 bushels from 2012.
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