USDA reports 2% rise in winter wheat acreage
The USDA says producers planted more winter wheat in 2021 than in 2020.
The total of 34.397 million acres was up 2% on the year, with a 1% increase in hard red winter to 23.8 million acres, a 6% jump for soft red winter to 7.07 million, and a 2% rise for white winter wheat to 3.56 million acres.
Drier than normal and drought conditions are a concern for parts of the hard red winter and white winter growing areas, while excessive moisture is an issue for some of the soft red winter crop.
The USDA’s next set of monthly state crop condition and weather reports is out on the 25th.