Missouri’s wheat farmers are beginning their harvest of what USDA says will be a slightly larger crop. The department’s monthly crop production report left Missouri’s projected winter wheat harvest for 2020 unchanged, keeping the state on track for a three-point-two percent increase from a year ago. USDA still has Missouri harvesting 25-point-three-five million bushels of wheat from 390-thousand acres, resulting in a two bushel per acre yield increase at 65. Nationwide winter wheat production is forecast at one-point-two-seven billion bushels, up one percent from May’s forecast but down three percent from last year. Yield is projected at 52-point-one bushels per acre, up four-tenths from last month still lower than last year’s 53-point-six bushels per acre.