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Winter Wheat Production Hits 11-Year Low: The Agriculture...

June 13, 1989

Winter Wheat Production Hits 11-Year Low: The Agriculture Department said 1989 winter wheat production is estimated at an 11-year low of 1.41 billion bushels, down 10% from last year's harvest of 1.56 billion bushels. Further, the department's Agricultural Statistics Board said prospects for this year's harvest were down 2% from the May estimate of 1.43 billion bushels. Officials said the average yield, based on indications as of June 1, was estimated at 34.5 bushels per acre, compared to 34.9 bushels estimated in May and last year's average of 39.2 bushels per acre.

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