NOTE ON 1999/2000 U.S. PRODUCTION FORECASTS:
Planted acres reported in March 31, 1999 Prospective Plantings.
WHEAT: Harvested acres and yield for spring wheat (including durum) projected using harvested-to-planted ratios and yields by State for 1996-1998. Winter wheat harvested acreage and yield reported in May 12 Crop Production.
CORN: Harvested acres projected by using relationship between planted and harvested for 1995-97. Projected yield is derived from trend over 1960-98 period.
SORGHUM AND BARLEY: Harvested acres projected by using relationship between planted and harvested for 1995-97 for sorghum and 1996-98 for barley. Projected yield derived from simple linear trend fit over 1960-98 period.
OATS: Harvested acres reported in March 31 Prospective Plantings. Projected yield derived from simple linear trend fit over 1960-98 period.
RICE: Harvested acres projected using harvested-to-planted ratios by State and type of rice for 1994-98. Projected yield is calculated using the olympic average (high and low years excluded) for 1994-98 weighted by State and type of rice.
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