NW Winter Wheat Production Down 26%, Spring Wheat Off 29%

According to NASS, wheat production in the Northwest has taken a big hit from 2020 to this year.

As of July 1st, winter wheat production in Idaho sits at 57.0 million bushels, down 4% from the June 1st forecast, and off 15% year over year. Harvested area, at 670,000 acres, is up 10,000 acres from 2020. Yield is expected to be 85.0 bushels per acre, down 16.0 bushels from 2020.

In Oregon, the forecast puts winter wheat production at 33.4 million bushels, down 5% from a month ago, and down 28% from last year’s numbers. Harvested area decreased 30,000 acres from 2020 to 695,000 acres. Yield is expected to be 48.0 bushels per acre, down 16.0 bushels from the previous year.

Washington’s winter wheat production is forecast at 93.0 million bushels, down 4% from June 1st, and down 30% year over year. At 1.69 million acres , the harvested area decreased 60,000 acres from 2020. Yield is expected to be 55.0 bushels per acre, down 21.0 bushels from the previous year.

When it comes to spring wheat, Idaho production is forecast at 35.1 million bushels, down 22% from last year. Harvested area, at 495,000 acres, is unchanged from 2020. Yield is expected to be 71.0 bushels per acre, down 20.0 bushels from 2020. Washington spring wheat production is forecast at 20.0 million bushels, a drop of 39% from 2020’s numbers. Harvested area, at 540,000 acres, is up 5,000 acres from 2020. Yield is expected to be 37.0 bushels per acre, down 24.0 bushels from the previous year.

Barley Idaho barley production is forecast at 37.3 million bushels, down 32% from last year. Harvested area, at 460,000 acres, is down 40,000 acres from 2020. Yield is expected to be 81.0 bushels per acre, down 29.0 bushels from 2020. Washington barley production is forecast at 3.13 million bushels, down 51% from last year. Harvested area, at 59,000 acres, is down 12,000 acres from 2020. Yield is expected to be 53.0 bushels per acre, down 37.0 bushels from the previous year.

Oregon oat production is forecast at 570,000 bushels, down 19% from last year. Harvested area, at 6,000 acres, is down 1,000 acres from 2020. Yield is expected to be 95.0 bushels per acre, down 5.0 bushels from the previous year. Meanwhile in Idaho, oat production is forecast at 913,000 bushels, down 36% from last year. Harvested area, at 11,000 acres, is down 3,000 acres from 2020. Yield is expected to be 83.0 bushels per acre, down 19.0 bushels from 2020.

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