Released: May 10, 2017
Tennessee’s Expected Winter Wheat Production Down 12 Percent from 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its May Crop Production report today based on the Agricultural Yield survey conducted at the beginning of the month. The report includes information on Tennessee’s winter wheat forecast and on-farm hay stocks.
Tennessee farmers expect to harvest 21.5 million bushels of winter wheat during 2017. The expected crop for 2017 would be down 12 percent from the previous year. Farmers seeded 390,000 acres last fall with 295,000 acres to be harvested for grain. Based on crop conditions as of May 1 and assuming a normal growing season, farmers expect a yield of 73 bushels per acre, unchanged from 2016. Acres for other uses totaled 95,000 acres and will be used as cover crop or cut as silage or hay. Continue reading at PR_MAY17_TN.