The National Agricultural Statistics Service is estimating the 2013 North
Dakota winter wheat crop to be 15-point-six-million bushels. That's a drop of
12-percent from the May first forecast and a drop of 61-percent from last year.
USDA thinks the average yield will be 46-bushels per acre, down six
bushels from last month and down nine-bushels from 2012.
The acreage to be harvested is 340-thousand-acres this year. That's
unchanged from the May first forecast but down 53-percent from last year.
The 340-thousand-acres would be 97-percent of planted acreage.