2024 Hard Winter Wheat Tour Final Average Yield Estimate: 46.5 BPA

May 17, 2024

By Jason Jenkins

The Wheat Quality Council's Hard Winter Wheat Tour concluded Thursday, May 16, in Manhattan, Kansas. After three days, scouting 449 fields across the state and some into neighboring Nebraska and Oklahoma, the total weighted average yield for hard winter wheat was estimated at 46.5 bushels per acre (bpa), a 55% increase from 2023.

Last year, the average yield estimate for the 2023 winter wheat tour was 30.0 bpa.

Based on May 1 conditions, Kansas's 2024 winter wheat crop is forecast at 268 million bushels, up 33% from last year's crop, according to USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. Average yield is forecast at 38.0 bpa, up 3 bushels from last year.

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