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Winter wheat acres are second-lowest on record

Winter wheat acres are second-lowest on record

The USDA says U.S. winter wheat acreage, at 31.3 million acres, is four percent less than last year.

“That will be the second-lowest planted acres ever, going back to 1909,” says USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson. “Record lows in Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio, West Virginia—and the lowest in Kansas since the 1950’s.”

The decline is attributed to poor planting conditions last fall and generally slow demand for U.S. wheat on the export market.

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