NW Winter Wheat Production Up 6% From May
Thanks to the wet and cool conditions to wrap up the month of May, winter wheat numbers improved across the Pacific Northwest.
According to NASS, Oregon winter wheat production is expected to total 44.6 million bushels, up 41% percent from last year. Area harvested is expected to total 720,000 acres, up 15,000 acres from the previous year. Yield is forecast at 62.0 bushels per acre, up 1.0 bushel from the May 1st forecast and up 17.0 bushels from last year.
Washington winter wheat production is forecast at 131 million bushels, up 85% from 2021. Harvested area, at 1.80 million acres, is up 110,000 acres from the previous year. Yield is forecast at 73 bushels per acre, up 6.0 bushels from the May 1st forecast and up 31.0 bushels from last year
And when it comes to Idaho winter wheat production, 68.6 million bushels are expected this year, up 51% from 2021. Harvested area, at 730,000 acres, is up 90,000 acres from 2021. Yield is expected to average 94.0 bushels per acre, up 3.0 bushels from the May 1st forecast and up 23.0 bushels from last year
The U.S. Hard Red Winter production, at 582 million bushels, is down 1% from last month. Soft Red Winter, at 358 million bushels, is up 1% from the May forecast. White Winter, at 242 million bushels, is up 5% from last month. Of the White Winter production, 15.6 million bushels are Hard White and 226 million bushels are Soft White.
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