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Wheat seedlings in Northwest down 2 percent

From the National Agricultural Statistics Service Washington winter wheat growers seeded an estimated 1.75 million acres of winter wheat for harvest in 2021. This is down 3 percent from the area seeded in 2020 but unchanged from 2019. Idaho growers seeded 740,000 acres of winter wheat for the 2021 crop, up 3 percent from 2020, and 1 percent above the 2019 ... Read More »

All Wheat Stocks Stored in Northwest Region Up 12 percent from last year

From NASS All wheat stored in all positions on Sept. 1, 2020, totaled 182 million bushels in Washington, up from 155 million bushels a year ago. Off-farm stocks were up 13 percent, while on-farm stocks were up 55 percent compared to the previous year. In Idaho, wheat stored in all positions totaled 106 million bushels, up from 92.2 million bushels ... Read More »

Washington winter, spring wheat yields forecast to be up from last year

The National Agricultural Statistics Service just released their Aug. 1 crop production report. Winter Wheat Based on Aug. 1, 2020, conditions, production of winter wheat in Washington is forecast at 122 million bushels, unchanged from last month but up 3 percent from last year. Harvested area, at 1.65 million acres, is down 50,000 acres from 2019. Yield is expected to ... Read More »

Winter wheat production in the Northwest down 3 percent from 2019

From the National Agricultural Statistics Service Based on May 1, 2020, conditions, production of winter wheat in Washington was forecast at 118 million bushels, down 1 percent 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 of 2019, down 50,000 acres from ... Read More »

USDA launches 2020 Agricultural Resource Management Survey

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is collecting data from approximately 50,000 farmers and ranchers for its annual Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS). The survey looks at all aspects of U.S. agricultural production, the well-being of farm households, farm finances, chemical usage, and various farm production characteristics. The survey also collects detailed information on production practices, ... Read More »

Wheat acres planted in PNW down 1 percent from 2019

From the National Agricultural Statistics Service Washington is estimated to have 2.22 million total acres planted to wheat in 2020, down 2 percent from last year. Winter wheat planted acres are expected to total 1.70 million acres for this year, down 3 percent from 2019. Spring wheat acres planted are estimated at 520,000 acres, up 2 percent from last year.  ... Read More »

NASS to gather information on crop share rent data

By Christopher Mertz Director, Northwest Region, National Agricultural Statistics Service The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is working with the Farm Service Agency (FSA) to conduct a pilot nonirrigated cropland survey. The purpose of this pilot study is to provide supplemental data to FSA to help set Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) rates as they pertain to ... Read More »

Reminder: Producers encouraged to fill out fall surveys

The U.S. Department Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service’s (NASS) fall surveys are underway, and they encourage wheat producers to participate in the surveys when they receive them either by mail or telephone. The feedback producers provide can create a foundation for crop yield, production practices, and help set up loan rates, disaster payments, and crop insurance price elections. There are ... Read More »

Winter wheat production in Northwest region

From NASS  Winter wheat  Washington planted 1.75 million acres of winter wheat in 2019, up 50,000 acres from 2018. Harvested area, at 1.70 million acres, is up 50,000 acres from 2018. Winter wheat production in Washington is 119 million bushels, down 5 percent from last year with yield estimated at 70.0 bushels per acre, down 6.0 bushels per acre from ... Read More »