USDA reports 2% rise in winter wheat acreage

USDA reports 2% rise in winter wheat acreage

USDA reports 2% rise in winter wheat acreage

The USDA says producers planted more winter wheat in 2021 than in 2020.

The total of 34.397 million acres was up 2% on the year, with a 1% increase in hard red winter to 23.8 million acres, a 6% jump for soft red winter to 7.07 million, and a 2% rise for white winter wheat to 3.56 million acres.

Drier than normal and drought conditions are a concern for parts of the hard red winter and white winter growing areas, while excessive moisture is an issue for some of the soft red winter crop.