According to numbers released by NASS Thursday, winter wheat production across the Northwest will be a mixed bad this year.
Based on May 1st conditions, production of winter wheat in Washington is forecast at 119 million bushels, down 1% from 2017. Growers planted an estimated 1.7 million acres in the fall, unchanged from the previous year.
Oregon production is forecast at 39.3 million bushels, down 10% year over year. Yield was expected to average 55 bushes per acres, down 8 bushels from last year’s rate. Growers planted an estimated 720,000 acres in the fall, up 20,000 acres year over year.
Production of winter wheat in Idaho was forecast at 59.2 million bushels, up 10% from last year. Growers in the Gem State planted an estimated 780,000 acres in the fall of 2017, a 60,000 acre increase.
Nationally, winter wheat production is expected to be down 6.1% to 1.19 billion bushels. Yields was forecast at 483 bushels per acre, down 2.10 bushels from last year.
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