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Texas Wheat Production Estimated at 49.4 Million Bushels

Published Oct. 1, 2011 @ 4:54 p.m.

According to a September 1 survey conducted by the USDA-NASS, Texas Field Office, Texas wheat producers harvested 49.4 million bushels, down from 127.5 million in 2010 and down 19 percent from 2009.
Statewide yield is expected to average 26 bushels per acre, down 8 bushels from last year, and unchanged from the August 1 forecast. Harvested acreage for grain is 1.9 million acres, down 49 percent from 2010 and down 5 percent from the August 1 forecast.
Production on the Northern High Plains is forecast at 16.3 million bushels, down 73 percent from last year. Winter wheat production on the Low Plains is forecast at 7.7 million bushels, down 25.7 million bushels from last year. The Blacklands production is estimated at 19.5 million bushels, up 10.8 million from last year.
United States winter wheat production for 2011 is totaled at 1.49 billion bushels, down slightly from last month and up 1 percent from 2010. Yield is expected to average 46.2 bushels per acre, 0.6 bushels less than a year ago. Acreage to be harvested for grain is expected to total 32.3 million acres, up 2 percent from last year.

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