Agriculture Special Report : The Kansas Wheat Quality Tour –What Does It Tell Us?

The Kansas Winter Wheat Tour group reported that the Tour average for the KSWQT was 37.0 bushels per acre, for estimated state production of 243.3 million bushels. This compares to the tour estimated production of 281 million bushels in 2017 on a 46.1 bpa yield. The May USDA estimate last year was 290 million bushels, which was too conservative. Final Kansas production in 2017 was 334 million bushels. Crop condition ratings for Kansas are a lot worse than last year. The Brugler500 index for KS was 248 this week, compared to 335 a year ago. The WQT yield forecast is lower than last year, and fits that decline in ratings.

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