Environment
7:36 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Bigger Wheat Crop Forecast In KY

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Kentucky wheat farmers are expected to harvest a larger crop this year. Winter wheat production in the state is forecast at 39.2 million bushels, up 35% from last year's harvest. The forecast comes from the National Agricultural Statistics Service's field office in Kentucky.

The latest prediction released yesterday is based on crop conditions as of June 1 and is up 6% from the May estimate. Wheat yield is forecast at 70 bushels per acre, up eight bushels an acre from last year's output. For the week ending June 2, the state's winter wheat crop was rated mostly good to excellent.