Winter wheat up 7%
Boise--Idaho’s 2011 winter wheat production is forecast at 62.4 million bushels, 7% higher than last year and 10% higher than 2009. Yield is estimated to be 79 bushels per acre down 3 bushels from last year. Total acreage is expected to be 790,000 up 80,000 over last year.
Idaho hay stocks estimated to be 280,000 tons, down 64% from last year and down 38% from 2009.
All hay stored on the farm nationally as of May 1st totaled 22.2 million tons, up 6% from a year ago.