As Harvest Continues, Northwest Wheat Numbers Mixed

According to NASS, 2020 wheat numbers, both spring and winter, are varied across the Northwest.

Washington winter wheat production is forecast at 122 million bushels, unchanged from last month but up 3% year over year. Harvested area, at 1.65 million acres, is down 50,000 acres from 2019.  Yield is expected to be 74.0 bushels per acre, up 4.0 bushels from the previous year.

In Idaho, winter wheat production is forecast at 61.6 million bushels, up 2% from the July 1st forecast and up 4% from 2019. Harvested area, at 670,000 acres, is down 10,000 acres from 2019. Yield is expected to be 92.0 bushels per acre, up 5.0 bushels from 2019.

Oregon winter wheat production is forecast at 43.1 million bushels, down 2% from last month and down 13% year over year. Harvested area, at 730,000 acres, is unchanged from 2019. Yield is expected to be 59.0 bushels per acre, down 9.0 bushels from the previous year.

When it comes to spring wheat, Idaho is looking at 41.8 million bushels, down 2% from last month, but up 7% from last year. Harvested area, at 510,000 acres, is up 70,000 acres from 2019. Yield is expected to be 82.0 bushels per acre, down 7.0 bushels from 2019.

Washington spring wheat production is forecast at 31.1 million bushels, up 2% from last month and up 31% from 2019 numbers. Harvested area, at 510,000 acres, is up 5,000 acres from 2019. Yield is expected to be 61.0 bushels per acre, up 14.0 bushels from the previous year.

Idaho oats production is forecast at 1.05 million bushels, down 5% from the July 1st forecast and down 5% from last year. Harvested area, at 13,000 acres, is up 1,000 acres from 2019. Yield is expected to be 81.0 bushels per acre, down 11.0 bushels from 2019.

Oregon oats production is forecast at 595,000 bushels, down 15% from last month’s forecast and down 32% from last year. Harvested area, at 7,000 acres, is down 2,000 acres from 2019. Yield is expected to be 85.0 bushels per acre, down 12.0 bushels from the previous year.

Idaho barley production is forecast at 49.4 million bushels, down 3% from the July 1st forecast and down 9% from last year. Harvested area, at 480,000 acres, is down 40,000 acres from 2019. Yield is expected to be 103.0 bushels per acre, down 1.0 bushel from 2019.

Washington barley production is forecast at 7.47 million bushels, up 3% from last month and up 27% from last year. Harvested area, at 97,000 acres, is up 13,000 acres from 2019. Yield is expected to be 77.0 bushels per acre, up 7.0 bushels from the previous year.

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