Winter wheat acreage is significantly higher in South Dakota and North Dakota this year. In South Dakota, USDA expects 730,000 acres to be harvested for winter wheat. That’s up from 520,000 acres last year. In North Dakota, winter wheat acreage is estimated at 70,000 acres, which doubles the acreage harvested in 2017. USDA is forecasting South Dakota winter wheat yields at 54 bushels per acre, up 14 bushels from last year. North Dakota’s projected yields are equal to last year at 44 bushels per acre.
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