While The Northwest Is Dry, Winter Wheat Conditions Look Good Nationally

Drought continues to impact the winter wheat crop here in the Northwest.But for the most part, the crop, nationally looks good.USDA Meteorologist, Brad Rippey. “Overall, 46% of the winter wheat rated good to excellent,” said USDA Meteorologist, Brad Rippey. “That is up a point from last week. 18% very poor to poor that is also […]

Rippey: Planting Is Outpacing Emergence

When it comes to next year’s winter wheat crop, the USDA says planting is complete in most areas with the exception of areas that are traditionally planted later, such as some stretches of the Northwest. According to USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey, 93% of winter wheat is in the ground nationally, slightly higher than the five-year […]

Dry Weather A Double Edged Sword For Wheat Growers

Much of the country is dealing with dry weather, which is both good news and bad news for the wheat community. First, the dry, and in many places, warm weather allows for planting to progress at a brisk pace. The latest figures show 68% of winter wheat is in the ground, ahead of the five […]

USDA: Good News & Bad News For Winter Wheat

When taking a look at the latest winter wheat numbers nationally, it’s a mixed bag. Clear dry weather across many of the top wheat states has led to a brisk clip when it comes to planting, but many of these same areas are short on moisture which is hurting establishment and emergence. USDA meteorologist Brad […]

Winter Wheat Planting Slightly Ahead Of Schedule

According to the USDA, 20% of winter wheat plantings were complete by Sunday, September 20th. USDA metorologist Brad Rippey said that’s one percentage point ahead of the 5-year average [of 19%] and two points ahead of numbers reported last year. “We see three states that have reached the 40% mark for winter wheat planting. Leading […]

Winter Wheat Plantings Up Year Over Year

Winter wheat planting for the nation is a head of schedule. Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist said as of Sunday, one tenth of the 2021 Winter Wheat crop was in the ground, which is two points ahead of the five-year average and four percentage points ahead of this time last year. He noted the two states […]

Wheat Plantings Continue To Drop

Over the past couple of decades, the USDA has reported a gradual trend of less wheat planted in the U.S. And there are a variety of reasons for that drop. “It’s not just one thing but certainly the combination of wheat prices and probably also limited genetic improvement as well as enhanced planning flexibility for […]

NW Winter Wheat Production Drops 3%

According to NASS winter wheat production in the Northwest dropped from 2019 figures. As of May 1st, Washington production was forecast at 118 million bushels, down 1% from 2019. Yield was expected to average 72.0 bushels per acre, up 2.0 bushels from the previous year. Growers planted an estimated 1.7 million acres in the fall […]

USDA: Wheat Acreage Continues To Drop

According to the USDA, wheat acreage planted for the 2020 harvest is expected to total 30.8 million acres, down 1% from last year and down 5% from 2018.  Acting World Outlook Board Chair Mark Jekanowski said that continues the downward trend of wheat acreage dating back 50 years.   “Over that period of time, farmers […]