Living in North Carolina, you can’t help but notice the large fields of wheat we have this year.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, North Carolina farmers planted about 830,000 acres of winter wheat. That is up 19% from 2011. Corn plantings were up 3% this year, totaling about 900,000 acres. I haven’t seen any corn though.
Dan Weathington, executive director of the North Carolina Small Grain Growers Association, told Southeast Farm Press that yield potential for wheat is “running up to 80 bushels per acre.”