PNW winter wheat production up 56 percent from last year

From the National Agricultural Statistics Service 

Based on May 1, 2022, conditions, production of winter wheat in Washington is forecast at 121 million bushels, up 70 percent from 2021. Yield is expected to average 67 bushels per acre, up 25 bushels from the previous year. Growers planted an estimated 1.85 million acres in the fall of 2021, up 100,000 acres from the previous year. Harvested acres are forecast at 1.80 million acres, up 110,000 acres from 2021. 

Idaho production is forecast at 66.4 million bushels, up 46 percent from 2021. Yield is expected to average 91 bushels per acre, up 20 bushels from last year. Growers planted an estimated 790,000 acres in the fall of 2021, down 80,000 acres from the previous year. Harvested acres are forecast at 730,000 acres, up 90,000 acres from a year ago.

In Oregon, production is forecast at 43.9 million bushels, up 38 percent from 2021. Yield is expected to average 61 bushels per acre, up 16 bushels from last year. Growers planted an estimated 730,000 acres in the fall of 2021, down 10,000 acres from the previous year. Growers expect to harvest 720,000 acres, up 15,000 acres from the previous year.

Nationally, production is expected to be 1.17 billion bushels, down 8 percent from 2021. Yield is forecast at 47.9 bushels per acre, down 2.3 bushels from last year. Growers planted an estimated 34.2 million acres in the fall of 2021, up 588,000 acres from the previous year. Harvested acres are forecast at 24.5 million acres, down 965,000 acres from 2021. 

U.S. white winter wheat production is forecast at 230 million bushels, up 38 percent from last year. Of this total, 15.7 million bushels are hard white and 214 million bushels are soft white. U.S. hard red winter, at 590 million bushels, is down 21 percent from 2021. Soft red winter, at 354 million bushels, is down 2 percent from 2021.