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13 July 2015

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USDA Crop Production Report

Winter Wheat Production Down 3 Percent from June

Durum Wheat Production Up 42 Percent from 2014

Other Spring Wheat Production Up 4 Percent from 2014

Orange Production Down 1 Percent from June

Winter wheat production is forecast at 1.46 billion bushels, down 3 percent from the June 1 forecast but up 6 percent from 2014. Based on July 1 conditions, the United States yield is forecast at 43.7 bushels per acre, down 0.8 bushel from last month but up 1.1 bushels from last year. The area expected to be harvested for grain or seed totals 33.3 million acres, unchanged from the Acreage report released on June 30, 2015 but up 3 percent from last year.

Hard Red Winter production, at 866 million bushels, is down 2 percent from last month. Soft Red Winter, at 393 million bushels, is down 5 percent from the June forecast. White Winter, at 196 million bushels, is down 4 percent from last month. Of the White Winter production, 12.7 million bushels are Hard White and 183 million bushels are Soft White.

Durum wheat production is forecast at 75.5 million bushels, up 42 percent from 2014. The United States yield is forecast at 39.6 bushels per acre, down 0.1 bushel from last year. Expected area to be harvested for grain totals 1.91 million acres, unchanged from the Acreage report released on June 30, 2015 but up 43 percent from last year.

Other spring wheat production is forecast at 617 million bushels, up 4 percent from last year. Area harvested for grain is expected to total 13.2 million acres, unchanged from the Acreage report released on June 30, 2015 but up 4 percent from last year. The United States yield is forecast at 46.7 bushels per acre, equal to the 2014 yield. Of the total production, 573 million bushels are Hard Red Spring wheat, up 3 percent from last year.

The United States all orange forecast for the 2014-2015 season is 6.38 million tons, down 1 percent from the previous forecast and down 6 percent from the 2013-2014 final utilization. The Florida all orange forecast, at 96.7 million boxes (4.35 million tons), is up slightly from the previous forecast but down 8 percent from last season’s final utilization. Early, midseason, and Navel varieties in Florida are forecast at 47.4 million boxes (2.13 million tons), unchanged from the previous forecast but down 11 percent from last season’s final utilization. The Florida Valencia orange forecast, at 49.3 million boxes (2.22 million tons), is up 1 percent from the previous forecast but down 4 percent from last season’s final utilization.

The California Valencia orange forecast is 9.50 million boxes (380,000 tons), down 5 percent from the previous forecast and down 11 percent from last season’s final utilization. The California Navel orange forecast is 39.5 million boxes (1.58 million tons), down 1 percent from the previous forecast but up 2 percent from last season’s final utilization. The Texas all orange forecast, at 1.70 million boxes (72,000 tons), is down 22 percent from the previous forecast and down 5 percent from last season’s final utilization.

Florida frozen concentrated orange juice (FCOJ) yield forecast for the 2014-2015 season is 1.50 gallons per box at 42.0 degrees Brix, unchanged from the June forecast but down 4 percent from last season’s final yield of 1.57 gallons per box. The non-Valencia portion is finalized at 1.42 gallons per box, down 7 percent from last season’s yield. The Valencia portion is projected at 1.58 gallons, down 1 percent from last month’s forecast and down 4 percent from last season’s final yield of 1.64 gallons per box. All projections of yield assume the processing relationships this season will be similar to those of the past several seasons.

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