Spring Wheat Crop Struggling Nationwide

According to USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey, the news about the Spring Wheat crop is not good nationwide. He noted 37% of the crop is rated good to excellent, 27% very poor to poor. “That’s a decline slightly from last week’s condition of 38% and 25% respectively and a dramatic drop from last year’s 81% good […]

Drought Conditions Very Concerning For Northwest Wheat Growers

2021 is shaping up to be one of the driest years of recent, if not of a generation. Michelle Hennings, Executive Director of the Washington Association of Wheat Growers said it is so dry already, that some are speculating this could be the worst drought reported in 100 years. Because of that, the wheat crop […]

Rippey: Drought Hurting Spring Wheat

The drought is taking a toll on the nation’s spring wheat crop. “Just 38% of the crop rated good to excellent. 25% rated very poor to poor that represents a decline from last week which was not a very good number 42% good to excellent 20% very poor to poor,” USDA Meteorologist, Brad Rippey noted […]

Rippey Looks At Winter & Spring Wheat Numbers

The wheat growing season is progressing nicely across the country. “The winter wheat crop, two thirds, or 67% headed nationally on May 23rd Catching up to the five-year average which is 69% and actually moving ahead of last year’s 66%, said USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey. He said winter wheat condition was a mixed bag. “We […]

Helena: Parylay Can Help Wheat Growers Address Tough Broadleaf Weeds

Growing world class wheat is only part of the job description for Northwest producers. The other part is beating back grasses and broadleaf weeds that look to rob the crop of nutrients and much more. Helena says their newest tool should give Northwest wheat growers an advantage in 2021 and well beyond. Parlay was licensed […]

NW Growers Perform Well In National Wheat Yield Contest

The National Association of Wheat Growers Foundation’s is out with the winners of the 2020 National Wheat Yield Contest, and the Northwest faired very well this year. This year’s Bin Buster winners include winners from Oregon, Washington and Idaho. NAWG said their Wheat Yield Contest offers growers the opportunity to compete with farmers from across […]

USDA: Spring Wheat Harvest Nearly Done

We’re getting ready to close the books on the 2020 spring wheat harvest. As USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey took a final look at this year’s season, he noted 96% of the crop has been harvested, which is on-par with the five-year average, and well ahead of last year’s 84%. “Harvest in the six major production […]

Spring Wheat Harvest Catching Up, Says Rippey

Spring wheat harvest is moving quickly across the country, making up for some earlier crop developmental delays. “We’re seeing the spring wheat harvest reaching the 49% mark by August 23rd,” noted USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey. “That he behind the five-year average of 62%, but well ahead of last year’s 32%.” Rippey noted some of the […]

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 […]

NW Winter Wheat Production Down 1%, Spring Wheat Up

According to NASS, year over year winter wheat numbers dropped across the Northwest. According to the latest USDA figures, Washington winter wheat production is forecast at 122 million bushels, up 1% from last month and up 3% from last year. Harvested area, at 1.65 million acres, is down 50,000 acres from 2019. Yield is expected […]