USDA: 69% of Total U.S. Winter Wheat Production Currently in Drought Zones

by | Apr 25, 2022 | Headline News | 8 comments

This article was originally published by Ethan Huff at Natural News under the title: USDA: 69% of total U.S. winter wheat production currently in drought zones… sharp decline in yields right around the corner

Only 32 percent of the winter wheat crop in the United States received a “good” or “excellent” rating from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), new reports show.

While this represents a slight increase of two points compared to a week ago, the figure is far behind 2021’s 53 percent rating, illustrating just how bad America’s wheat crop is due to persistent drought conditions in many areas.

“Winter wheat rated as fair was 32 percent and winter wheat rated poor to very poor was 36 percent,” reported the Longview News-Journal. “Winter wheat headed was 5 percent, 1 point less than the five-year average of 6 percent.”

“Spring wheat planting is underway, with 6 percent planted compared to 10 percent this same week the previous year and 1 point less than the five-year average.”

According to the USDA, a whopping 69 percent of total U.S. winter wheat production is currently in a drought, including hard-red winter, soft red winter, and soft white.

This includes 82 percent of all wheat production in both Kansas and Colorado, as well as 99 percent in both Texas and Montana.

“Net U.S. wheat commercial sales of 96,100 metric tons were reported for the week ending April 7 for delivery in 2021 per 22, a decrease of 39 percent from the previous week’s 156,300 metric tons – and less than trade expectations of 100,000 to 250,000 metric tons,” the Longview News-Journal added.

“Year-to-date commercial sales for delivery in 2021 per 22 total 19.2 million metric tons, 23 percent less than the same time the previous year. The USDA expects 2021 per 22 U.S. wheat exports will total 21.36 million metric tons, 21 percent less than the previous year if realized. Net sales for delivery in 2022 per 23 were 225,217 metric tons this past week.”

Most of the Great Plains except for eastern Oklahoma is seeing record drought conditions

Every state and area except for eastern Oklahoma saw a dry week once again. Some areas of Texas, for instance, are currently recording around 2 percent of their normal rainfall average.

West Texas saw less than 10 percent of its average precipitation, while Oklahoma overall received less than 25 percent of its normal rainfall. Reduced humidity and strong winds have only made the problem worse. (Related: Is the wheat apocalypse now upon us?)

A significant rainstorm did hit parts of northwestern South Dakota and a small portion of eastern North Dakota this past week, as well as a small area of northwestern Nebraska. However, pretty much the entire western region of the United States went into yet another dry week with no improvements in any of the major wheat-growing areas.

France, on the other hand, is seeing the opposite. Ninety-two percent of its soft wheat crop is rated good to excellent while only 1 percent is rated poor. Eighty-five percent of durum wheat is rated good or excellent while only 1 percent is rated poor.

According to FranceAgriMer, a French farm agency, soft wheat exports have risen to 17.7 million metric tons, however, this is mostly for countries inside the European Union. Exports of French wheat outside the EU are actually dropping.

Germany is also expected to increase its grain output to 43.6 million metric tons, up 1 percent from earlier estimates. Heavy rainfall there is helping the country to produce the food it needs.

In China, winter wheat crop conditions have improved more than expected. Heavy rainfall there hurt the early planting season, but wheat production is still about average. Only in the United States, it appears, are things turning south fast due to drought conditions killing off crops.

In March, world food prices overall increased by nearly 13 percent, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) food price index. Continued inflation coupled with a shaky crop season in the U.S. bodes ominously for the food supply.

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    8 Comments

    1. Anonymous

      We may have to quit exporting wheat, the same way we had to quit exporting oil as domestic production fell.

      • Anonymous

        You’re not seeing dim lib reality.

        • Genius

          Anon, to answer your question a few articles down about how do I know if my potato plants are producing… The grow bags I have them in have a flap on the side. Secured by velcro. You can open it and see whats going on and pick the spuds without pulling the plants up. It’s pretty cool really. I need to move them outside as they are taking over everything lol.

      • Spider25

        Brandon will export Moar! This is what the English did to the Irish during the Great potato famine. Starvation is a powerful gubermint weapon!

    2. Frank Thoughts

      I meet with Fortune 500 CEOs all the time and high-level officials at international agencies. And to a man (and woman) they now all say the same thing: “a good customer is a dead customer”.

      In the past, they would have contempt for their customers but at least they wanted them. But now, because they don’t need to make a profit anymore (they just receive free money from the Fed or the financial markets, example: stock buy-backs) they don’t even need customers anymore. The most perfect CEO of this generation is Elon Musk – the king of the ‘a dead customer is a good customer’ crowd.

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      We are going straight into the metaverse, which means an electric hum with just the elite and their handpicked ‘breeding females’ left to roam the earth.

    3. Christian Soldier

      Due to the abhorrent sins of this once great God fearing nation, the Lord God has removed His hand of blessing and is now pouring out His indignation upon us. The Lord works in this fashion…

      1. He removes the food production of the land.
      2. He removes the wealth.
      3. He removes the people.

      This pattern is well documented through out the Holy Scriptures. Yet even most sin blinded Christians still point the finger at the leaders…

      Sin of any nation agains the Lord God comes with consequences

      Read and reread Psalm 9:17, Isaiah 45:6-7, Amos 3:6-7 and Job 12:20-25…it may shock some sense into you… yet it most likely will make your heart harder than flint.

      To all my Christian brethren…as the Lord God directed Joseph in the dream of Pharaoh…fill your storehouses for their is a great famine coming upon the land…but yet do not pass by the words of that account in Joseph’s life where he told Pharaoh that the One bringing the famine was none other than the Lord God Almighty….and let these days be a comfort to you for these days were ordained before the Lord ever laid the foundation of the world….and it means our Lord Christ Jesus is standing at the door waiting for the Father to send Him to claim His bride to usher us into glory.

      Yet for those who do not know Christ as Lord and Savior, well lets just say, the reason you prep is…deep in your heart you know your destination and it ain’t gonna be lala land, more like lava land…the lake of fire is real, its very real and I tell you, you do not want any part of it….just a glimpse of what the Lord God will do at the day of destiny of judgment to those who are not called by the Lord.

      Revelation 20:11-15
      Judgment at the Throne of God

      11 Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled, and no place was found for them.
      12 And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds.
      13 And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them; and they were judged, each one of them according to their deeds.
      14 Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.
      15 And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

      Those who will mock me, makes no difference to me for I know and speak the truth from the Lord God.

      To those who the Lord God is calling to His beloved SON Christ the Lord Jesus, confess Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart He was raised from the grave and be saved, for with the mouth one confesses and with the heart one believes and the who confesses and believes will not be disappointed…

      To the Lord God be the glory forever more, Praises His holy name.

    4. Howard T. Lewis III

      TOO BAD Bozos of America REFUSE TO ADMIT that a HAARP focussing barge left Seattle about 12 years ago and was taken to a spot about 1,000 miles off the coast of northern California. The result was the polarity broadcast by this barge deflecting the moisture laden air south to Mexico and to the south, instead of on land to the Napa Valley and beyond.

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