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Wheat acreage up sharply

California's Durum wheat planted acreage is estimated at 90,000 acres, 29 percent above last year. Of that, 85,000 acres were harvested for grain, an increase of 31 percent from 2006, according to USDA/NASS.

California’s acreage seeded to winter wheat totaled 550,000 acres, up 22 percent from 2006.

U.S. Durum planted acreage for 2007 is estimated at 2.23 million acres, an increase of 19 percent from last year. The area to be harvested for grain is expected to total 2.16 million acres, 19 percent above last year’s level. U.S. acreage harvested for winter wheat is estimated at 37.6 million acres, 21 percent above 2006.

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