Winter wheat production is forecast at 1.49 billion bushels, down 10% from 2012. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 32.7 million acres, down 6% from last year. As of May 1, the United States yield is forecast at 45.4 bushels per acre, down 1.8 bushels from the previous year.
Hard Red Winter production, at 768 million bushels, is down 23% from a year ago. Soft Red Winter, at 501 million bushels, is up 19% from 2012. White Winter, at 217 million bushels, is down 2% from a year ago. Of the White Winter production, 11.4 million bushels are Hard White and 205 million bushels are Soft White.