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 be 74.0 bushels per acre, up 4.0 bushels from the previous year. Idaho winter wheat production is forecast at 61.6 million bushels, up 2 percent from the July 1 forecast and up 4 percent from last year. Harvested area, at 670,000 acres, is down 10,000 acres from 2019. Yield is expected to be 92.0 bushels per acre, up 5.0 bushels from 2019. Oregon winter wheat production is forecast at 43.1 million bushels, down 2 percent from last month and down 13 percent from last year. Harvested area, at 730,000 acres, is unchanged from 2019. Yield is expected to be 59.0 bushels per acre, down 9.0 bushels from the previous year. 

Spring Wheat
Washington spring wheat production is forecast at 31.1 million bushels, up 2 percent from last month and up 31 percent from last year. Harvested area, at 510,000 acres, is up 5,000 acres from 2019. Yield is expected to be 61.0 bushels per acre, up 14.0 bushels from the previous year. Idaho spring wheat production is forecast at 41.8 million bushels, down 2 percent from the July 1 forecast but up 7 percent from last year. Harvested area, at 510,000 acres, is up 70,000 acres from 2019. Yield is expected to be 82.0 bushels per acre, down 7.0 bushels from 2019. 

Barley
Washington barley production is forecast at 7.47 million bushels, up 3 percent from last month and up 27 percent from last year. Harvested area, at 97,000 acres, is up 13,000 acres from 2019. Yield is expected to be 77.0 bushels per acre, up 7.0 bushels from the previous year. Idaho barley production is forecast at 49.4 million bushels, down 3 percent from the July 1 forecast and down 9 percent from last year. Harvested area, at 480,000 acres, is down 40,000 acres from 2019. Yield is expected to be 103.0 bushels per acre, down 1.0 bushel from 2019.