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Winter Wheat Seeding Down from Last Year
South Dakota Ag Connection - 01/13/2020

Winter wheat seeded area for 2020 is estimated at 700,000 acres, down from last year's seeded area of 860,000 acres, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

U.S. winter wheat planted area for harvest in 2020 is estimated at 30.8 million acres, down 1 percent from 2019 and down 5 percent from 2018. This represents the second lowest United States acreage on record. Seeding of the 2020 acreage was underway in mid-September but was behind the 5-year average pace. About a month into seeding, progress was at or ahead of the 5-year average for the remainder of seeding the 2020 acreage. Seeding was mostly complete by November 17, 2019.

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