Gro Data Reveals New Problems for US Wheat Production
- Production of US hard red winter wheat is expected to drop in 2020 due to forecast lower yields and further declines in acreage planted to the grain. Gro's hard red winter (HRW) wheat model is currently predicting an average yield of 40.53 bushels per acre. That’s 8% lower than last year, and 3.5% below historical trend. The crop, which is in its dormancy stage right now, got off to a weak start. Cold and dry conditions during planting season, across large parts of western Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and Colorado, put the crop at risk for winterkill before it resumes growing in spring.