WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S. — The North American Millers Association’s (NAMA) soft wheat crop forecast panel predicted a soft red winter wheat crop of 492.3 million bushels, up 17% from last year and a soft white winter wheat crop of 225.4 million bushels, up 8% from last year.  

The panel is chaired by Connie Barr, vice-president, customer service at Siemer Milling Company in Teutopolis, Illinois, U.S.

It was noted that the panel's 2012 forecast was accurate to within 4 million bushels of the final forecast by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

The panel’s full report is available online at http://www.namamillers.org/pdf/SoftWheatCropForecast03262013.pdf.