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Wheat Crop Reports
As of June 18, 75% of the Kentucky wheat crop had been harvested.
(June 9, 2017) Kentucky farmers expect to harvest 25.2 million bushels of winter wheat during 2017. The expected crop for 2017 would be down 21 percent from the previous year. Farmers seeded 490,000 acres last fall with 350,000 acres to be harvested for grain. Based on crop conditions as of June 1 and assuming a normal growing season, farmers expect a yield of 72 bushels per acre, down 8 bushels from 2016. Acres for other uses totaled 140,000 acres and will be used as cover crop for tobacco or cut as silage or hay. Read more
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The USDA released the results from the 2012 Ag Census in 2014. We made note of the farms and acres devoted to small grain production in the Commonwealth. While the Kentucky Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Office regularly keeps data on wheat produced within the Commonwealth, the 5-year census is the only document that reports on lesser small grains.
Promoting the benefits of small grains is the first step in developing strong markets. This is accomplished through consumer and classroom programs.
KySGGA supports a number of farmer education initiatives and events, as well as directs farmers to the latest production information.
We are dedicated to strengthening existing markets and finding new markets for Kentucky's small grain farmers.
More than $2 million have been directed to research projects aimed at increasing profitability for Kentucky's small grain farmers.