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Wisconsin's Crop Production Report for August

Tuesday, August 16th, 2022 -- 8:00 AM


(Wisconsin Ag Connection) The newly-issued August Crop Production report has made some tweaks to the projected yield forecast for crops growing in Wisconsin farm fields.

According to the Wisconsin Ag Connection, based on conditions as of August 1, the state's corn production is forecast at 555 million bushels, up one percent from the previous year. Yields are expected to average 185.0 bushels per acre, up 5.0 bushels from last year.

Corn planted acreage is estimated at 4.00 million acres. An estimated 3.00 million of the acres planted will be harvested for grain. Soybean production is forecast at 115 million bushels, also one percent higher from the 2021 crop year.

The yield is expected to be around 52.0 bushels per acre, 3.0 bushels lower than a year earlier. Soybean planted acreage is estimated at 2.25 million acres with 2.22 million acres to be harvested. Winter wheat production is estimated at 20.0 million bushels, up nine percent for the year.

The yield is forecast at 77.0 bushels per acre, up 1.0 bushel from the July forecast and up 2.0 bushels from 2021. Winter wheat planted acreage is estimated at 300,000 acres with 260,000 acres to be harvested for grain.

Oat production for grain is forecast at 3.97 million bushels, up five percent from 2021. The expected yield is 61.0 bushels per acre, unchanged from the July forecast, but down 1.0 bushel from the last growing season.

Oat planted acreage is estimated at 130,000 acres with 65,000 acres to be harvested for grain. Production of alfalfa and alfalfa mixtures for hay is forecast at 2.76 million tons, down five percent from the previous year. Yield is expected to average 3.10 tons per acre, down fractionally from last year.

Production of other hay is forecast at 784,000 tons, up 29 percent from last year. Yield for other hay is expected to average 1.60 tons per acre, down 0.30 ton per acre from last year. The next crop production forecasts will be released on September 12.

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