This year’s winter wheat harvest is expected to yield 352.6 million bushels in Kansas, according to a forecast from the National Agriculture Statistics Service on Tuesday. This is a 10 percent increase over last year’s 321.9 million bushels.
Kansas is the largest wheat producer in the country, but it isn’t the only place that can expect to see an increased harvest. The forecast noted a four percent increase in winter wheat harvesting across the nation, as well, expecting 1.43 billion bushels to be harvested in total this year.
The expected yield rate of 47.8 bushels per acre would potentially tie with 1999 for the highest yield to date.
Hard red winter wheat, which is common to Kansas, is also expected to see a higher yield rate this year. The forecast depicted a four percent increase across the country at a total of 863 million bushels.