Washington producers expected to plant less winter, more spring wheat in 2021

Wheat producers in Washington are estimated to have 2.33 million total acres planted to wheat in 2021, down slightly from last year. Winter wheat planted acres are expected to total 1.75 million acres for this year, down 3 percent from 2020. Spring wheat acres planted are estimated at 580,000 acres, up 7 percent from last year.

Idaho producers expect to plant 1.27 million acres of wheat for harvest this year, up 2 percent from 2020. Winter wheat acres planted are estimated at 730,000 acres, up 1 percent from last year. Planted acres of Durum wheat in Idaho, are estimated at 10,000 for 2021, unchanged from the previous year. Spring wheat planted acres, excluding Durum, are expected to total 530,000 acres, up 4 percent from last year.

Total acres planted to winter wheat in Oregon are estimated at 720,000 acres for 2021, down 3 percent from 2020.

Nationally, all planted wheat acres are expected to total 46.4 million acres, up 5 percent from 2020. Winter wheat acres are estimated at 33.1 million acres, up 9 percent from 2020. Durum wheat planted acres in the U.S. for 2021 are estimated at 1.54 million acres, down 9 percent from the previous year. All other spring wheat is estimated at 11.7 million planted acres, down 4 percent from 2020. 

Barley planted area in Idaho for 2021 is expected to total 510,000 acres, down 4 percent from 2020. Oregon barley growers are expected to seed 45,000 acres, up 22 percent from last year. In Washington, acres planted to barley are estimated at 90,000 acres, unchanged from the previous year. 

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