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Informa Sees 100 MB Smaller HRW Crop
Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor
Wed Apr 3, 2013 12:04 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Private analytical firm Informa Economics released its first forecast for the winter wheat crop this morning, calling for U.S. farmers to produce 1.631 billion bushels of winter wheat with an average yield of 47.2 bushels per acre.

Informa says increased abandonment of roughly 7.4 million acres (18% of total winter wheat plantings) contributed to the 14-million-bushel drop in crop size year over year.

Hard red winter wheat production is forecast at 903 million bushels, 101 million bushels below last year's crop. Yield is expected to average 39.6 bpa, 1.1 bushels per acre lower than last year.

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