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 Winter Wheat Production in Northwest Region Down 10 Percent from May Forecast 

Based on June 1, 2021, conditions, Washington winter wheat production is forecast at 96.3 million bushels, down 28 percent from 2020. Harvested area, at 1.69 million acres, is down 60,000 acres from the previous year. Yield is forecast at 57 bushels per acre, down 7 bushels from the May 1 forecast and down 19 bushels from last year. Idaho winter wheat production ... Read More »

 NASS seeks feedback on 2021 crops, stocks, inventories, values 

From the National Agricultural Statistics Service During the next several weeks, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct two major midyear surveys, the June Agricultural Survey and the June Area Survey. The agency will contact nearly 4,500 producers across Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington to determine crop acreage and stock levels as of June ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 »