Thursday, May 12, 2011

2011 Crop projections



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.


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