NY Winter Wheat Crop Expected To Increase

The 2013 New York winter wheat crop was estimated at 7.82 million bushels, 46 percent more than last year’s production, according to Blair Smith, U.S. Agriculture Department National Agricultural Statistics Service, New York Field Office state statistician.

Area harvested was 115,000 acres, a 35 percent increase from a year ago. Yields are estimated at a record high 68 bushels per acre, five bushels more than last year.

New York oats totaled 3.08 million bushels, a decrease of 5 percent from last year. Area for harvest decreased 8 percent to 46,000 acres. Yields are estimated at 67 bushels per acre, a two bushel increase from last year.

Barley production in New York is estimated at 416,000 bushels, an 11 percent increase from last year. Area for harvest totaled 8,000 acres, unchanged from a year ago. Yields averaged 52 bushels per acre, a five bushel increase from 2012.

U.S. wheat production totaled 2.13 billion bushels in 2013, a decrease of 6 percent from 2012. Grain area totaled 45.2 million acres, an 8 percent decrease from the previous year. The United States yield is estimated at a record high 47.1 bushels per acre, a .8 bushel increase from the previous year. The levels of production and changes from 2012 by type are winter wheat, 1.53 billion bushels, a 7 percent decrease; other spring wheat, 532 million bushels, a 2 percent decrease; and Durum wheat, 61.5 million bushels, a 26 percent decrease.

Oat production is estimated at 66.0 million bushels, an increase of 3 percent from 2012. Yield is estimated at 64 bushels per acre, a 2.7 bushel increase from the previous year. Harvested area, at 1.03 million acres, is slightly less than last year. This is the second smallest acreage harvested for grain on record.

Barley production is estimated at 215 million bushels, a 2 percent decrease from 2012. Average yield per acre, at 71.7 bushels, increased 3.8 bushels from the previous year. Producers seeded 3.48 million acres in 2013, a 4 percent decrease from last year. Harvested area, at 3 million acres, decreased 8 percent from 2012.

Rye production for 2013 is estimated at 7.67 million bushels, a 10 percent increase from 2012. Harvested area totaled 278,000 acres, a 30,000 acre increase from 2012. The United States yield, at 27.6 bushels per acre, decreased .4 bushels from the previous year. Favorable growing conditions in the Southern Great Plains and the Southeast led to increases in harvested acres from a year earlier.