May 8, 2011 11:50 AM by James H Egbert

USDA estimate due this week for Colo. winter wheat

DENVER (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is set to issue its first official estimate this week of what the Colorado winter wheat harvest will look like this year.

Some wheat farmers in eastern Colorado have had very dry conditions this year. That makes it unlikely Colorado will match last year's harvest of nearly 106 million bushels of winter wheat.

The 10-year average for Colorado is about 67 million bushels.

The USDA estimate is due to be released Wednesday.

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