USDA announces 2016 small grains projected prices

Barley and wheat prices available

USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) has announced the 2016 projected prices for winter and spring wheat and winter barley for Idaho, Oregon and Washington. These prices are critical for producers evaluating their crop insurance coverage options.

2016 small grain pricesRMA also reminds producers of the Sept. 30 deadline for purchasing crop insurance for fall-planted barley with winter coverage and all wheat in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Producers need to buy, review, or modify their crop insurance policies before the sales closing date has passed. Crop insurance provides protection against crop production losses due to natural perils such as drought, hail and excessive moisture.

A list of crop insurance agents is available at all USDA Service Centers and online at the RMA Agent Locator. Growers can use the RMA Cost Estimator to get a premium amount estimate of their insurance needs online. Learn more about crop insurance and the modern farm safety net at