Wheat production July 1, 2000, is forecast at 146.2 million bushels, down 4% from last month and 3% below 1999, according to the Oklahoma Agricultural Statistics Service.

Acres harvested for grain is forecast at 4.3 million acres, the same as last year.

Yield is forecast at 34 bushels per acre, down three bushels from the June 1 forecast and one bushel below last year.

Peach production, at 15 million pounds, is unchanged from last year.

U. S. production of winter wheat is forecast at 1.59 billion bushels, down 2% from last month and down 7% from 1999.

The U. S. yield is forecast at 44.9 bushels per acre, down 1.8 bushels from last month.

U. S. oat production is estimated at 151.4 million bushels, 4% above last year's 146.2 million bushels. The estimated yield is 61.2 bushels per acre, up 1.6 bushels from 1999.

U.S. barley production is forecast at 307 million bushels, up 9% from a year ago and down 13% from 1998. Producers expect yields to average 58.7 bushels per acre, down 1% from last year.

The 2000 U. S. peach crop is forecast at 2.67 billion pounds, up 6% from 199 and up 11% from 1998.

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