Rippey: Winter Wheat Crop Looks Similar To 2020

When it comes to the latest winter wheat conditions across the country, USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey said there is reason to pause. “This is probably the most concerning chart of the week, showing 44% of the crop rated as good to excellent, that is down 2% from a week ago,” Rippey noted. “22% very poor […]

Nationally, Winter Wheat Plantings Look Good

The pace of winter wheat planting remains generally on par with the five-year averages in most major production states. “In terms of winter wheat emergence, no major issues on the national scale.  74% of the crop emerged by November 7th; five-year average, 77%. Last year at this time we were at 78%,” noted USDA meteorologist […]

Winter Wheat Plantings Are Looking Good Rippey Notes

When it comes to winter wheat plantings nationwide, 87% of the crop is in the ground. “We did have some delays early on due to dryness, but now, at this point in the planting season, we see all 18 production states within 10% either side of the 5-year average,” said USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey. “Now […]

Winter Wheat Plantings Near Average Nationwide

When looking at the pace of winter wheat plantings nationwide, USDA’s meteorologist Brad Rippey said while this year is close to average, numbers are still off last year’s pace. “In fact, identical.  80% is the planted number for October 24th.  That matches the five year average.  Four points behind last year, however.  84% on October […]

Winter Wheat Planting Progressing Nicely Across The U.S.

“Plating progress [of winter wheat] approaching the half way mark; 47% complete nationally,” said USDA Meteorologist, Brad Rippey. “Pretty close to the five-year average of 46% but slightly behind last year’s 50%. Most states continue to see planting progress moving along at a normal to ahead of normal pace.” Rippey noted there are some exceptions, […]

Rippey: Winter Wheat Plantings Slightly Ahead Of Average

According to USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey, 34% of the winter wheat crop in the ground nationwide which is a head of the typical pace. And some of the driest states he noted have the quickest planting progress. “Washington state, for example, 67% planted and then following that we have Nebraska; 61% planted. Also, more than […]

AP Illiad “The Best Of Both Worlds”

Wheat growers, as you look ahead to next year, you may be searching for a new variety after the struggles of 2021. Riley Hille with AgriPro said this fall, their newest variety AP Illiad moves into full production. She added that they really hit their stride with this soft white winter variety. “Kind of the […]

USDA Corn Bean Cotton Numbers Higher Winter Wheat Down

A rise in corn and soybean production, significant increases in cotton production and a drop in winter wheat forecasts. Those are just a few of the takeaways from the August USDA Crop Production Report. Rod Bain breaks down the numbers. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or […]

Chumrau: 2021 Proving To Be A Disappointing Year, But Optimism Remains

The drought has been hard on all producers across the Pacific Northwest, but perhaps one of the commodities where it’s most noticeable is wheat. While many winter wheat growers saw enough precipitation late last year and early this year to have a decent crop, the same cannot be said for spring wheat growers. The latest […]