Wisconsin corn production is forecast at 484 million bushels according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
The latest Crop Production Report shows that as of Aug. 1, yields are expected to average 167 bushels per acre, a decrease of 7 bushels per acre from last year. USDA estimates 3.9 million acres are planted and 2.9 million of those acres will be harvested for grain.
Meanwhile, soybean production is forecast at 106 million bushels, up nearly 5.9 million from last year. The yield is forecast at 49 bushels per acre, 2 bushels below 2020. USDA estimates 2.20 million acres are planted with 2.17 million acres expected to be harvested.
Winter wheat production is forecast at 18.2 million bushels, up more than 9.6 million bushels from last year. Yields are expected to average 76 bushels per acre, up 5 bushels from the July forecast and up 7 bushels from last year. An estimated 240,000 acres will be harvested for grain.
Oat production is forecast at more than 3.8 million bushels, down roughly 4.4 million bushels from last year. The yield is forecast at 64.0 bushels per acre, up 8 bushels from July and 1 bushel from 2020. An estimated 60,000 acres will be harvested for grain.
Wisconsin hay yield for alfalfa and alfalfa mixtures is forecast at 2.5 tons per acre, with a total production of more than 2.1 million tons, down 563,000 tons from last year. The forecasted yield for other hay is 1.3 tons per acre, with a production of 481,000 tons.
The next crop production forecasts, based on conditions as of Sept. 1, will be released Sept. 10.