U.S. Winter Wheat Seedings Update – Jan ’22
According to the USDA’s annual winter wheat seedings report, seedings rebounded to a six year high level throughout 2022. 2022 winter wheat seedings of 34.4 million acres finished 749,000 acres, or 2.2%, above the previous year figure. Winter wheat seedings finished 0.4% above average analyst estimates of 34.3 million acres. Winter wheat seedings had declined to a record low level throughout 2020, prior to rebounding throughout the most recent two years. National winter wheat seeding figures have been compiled since 1960.
Winter wheat seedings were led by Kansas, followed by Texas and Oklahoma. The aforementioned states combined to account for over half of the total U.S. winter wheat seedings.
The most significant YOY increases in winter wheat seedings were experienced throughout Missouri, Kansas and North Carolina. Michigan and Maryland experienced the largest YOY declines in winter wheat seedings.