RELEASED: July 12, 2018
Tennessee Winter Wheat Production Down from 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its July Crop Production report today, based on the Agricultural Yield survey conducted at the beginning of month. The report includes information on Tennessee’s winter wheat forecast.
Tennessee farmers expect to produce 18.6 million bushels of winter wheat from 295,000 acres for harvest this season. At this level, production would be down three percent from 2017 and down 17 percent from the June forecast. Based upon crop conditions as of July 1, growers expect a yield of 63 bushels per acre, down seven bushels from 2017 and down 12 bushels from last month’s forecast.
Winter wheat production for the Nation was forecast at 1.19 billion bushels, down slightly from the June 1 forecast and down 6 percent from 2017. Based on July 1 conditions, the United States yield is forecast at 48.0 bushels per acre, down 0.4 bushel from last month and down 2.2 bushels from last year. The expected area to be harvested for grain or seed totals 24.8 million acres, down 2 percent from last year.
To view the complete report, visit https://release.nass.usda.gov/reports/crop0718.pdf. For more information about all Tennessee surveys and reports, call Debra Kenerson at the NASS Tennessee Field Office on (615) 891-0903, or (800) 626-0987, or visit
In Cooperation with:
Tennessee Department of Agriculture Jai Templeton, Commissioner
USDA, NASS, Tennessee Field Office
Debra Kenerson, State Statistician PO Box 41505
Nashville, Tennessee 37204-1505
(615) 891-0903 or 1-800-626-0987