On Wednesday, day number two of the Wheat Quality Council tour worked from Colby, KS to Wichita, KS and it brought about lower yields for this year’s crop. In fact, the numbers came in below USDA’s projections. The tour found an average yield on day two of 37 bushels per-acre which is down from the day one estimate of 39.5 bushels per acre. USDA projects Kansas’ hard winter wheat yield at 39 bushels per acre, down from 52 bushels per acre last year. The national winter wheat crop is forecast to average 47.9 bushels per acre, down 2.3 bushels per acre from 2021.
Read more about day two from Kansas Wheat here: https://kswheat.com/news/wheat-tour-2022-day-2-0
Read more from DTN/Progressive Farmer here: https://www.mydtn.com/agriculture/web/ag/news/article/2022/05/19/hard-winter-wheat-tour-day-2-average