Winter Wheat Acres Up, Spring Wheat & Corn Down Across The PNW
Wheat acreage across the Pacific Northwest was a mixed bag to start the month. According to NASS, winter wheat acres planted across the region increased 6% over 2021 figures.
Acres planted in Idaho are estimated at 780,000 acres, up 70,000 acres from last year. Harvested area is forecast at 720,000 acres, up 13% from 2021.
In Oregon, acres planted to winter wheat are estimated at 730,000 acres, up 10,000 acres from the previous year. Acres to be harvested are forecast at 715,000 acres, up 1 % from last year.
Winter wheat acres planted in Washington are estimated at 1.85 million acres, up 100,000 acres from 2021. Harvested area is forecast at 1.79 million acres, up 6 percent from 2021.
Nationally, winter wheat acres planted totaled 34.0 million acres, up 1% from last year. Harvested area is expected to total 25.0 million acres, down 2% from 2021.
Meanwhile, spring wheat acres planted in the Northwest Region are down 14% year-over-year. Idaho spring wheat planted acres increased from 510,000 acres in 2021 to 470,000 acres in 2022. Washington spring wheat planted area at 470,000 acres, is down 110,000 from 2021.
Corn acres planted for all purposes in Idaho are estimated at 360,000 acres, down 20,000 acres from 2021. Corn harvested for grain area is forecast at 120,000 acres, unchanged from 2021. In Oregon, acres planted to corn for all purposes are estimated at 75,000 acres, down 20,000 acres from 2021. Acres to be harvested for grain are forecast at 40,000 acres, down 27% from the previous year. Acres planted to corn for all purposes in Washington are estimated at 190,000 acres, up 25,000 acres from 2021. Corn harvested for grain acres are forecast at 95,000 acres, up 12% from the previous year.
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