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Illinois Could Harvest Recond-High Wheat Yield
Illinois Ag Connection - 07/13/2017

Winter wheat: Harvested area in 2017 is forecast at 490,000 acres, up 4 percent from the previous year.

The winter wheat yield is forecast at 75 bushels per acre, up 1 bushel from 2016. If realized, this will be a record high yield.

Production is forecast at 36.8 million bushels, 6 percent above the previous year.

Nationally, winter wheat production is forecast at 1.28 billion bushels, up 2 percent from the June 1 forecast but down 23 percent from 2016. Based on July 1 conditions, the United States yield is forecast at 49.7 bushels per acre, up 0.8 bushel from last month, but down 5.6 bushels from last year. If realized, this will be the second highest yield on record for the United States, behind only 2016.

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