According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s latest prospective plantings report, which was released on March 31, 2022, wheat producers in Washington expect to plant 2.34 million total acres in 2022, up slightly from last year. Winter wheat planted acres are expected to total 1.85 million acres for this year, up 6 percent from 2021. Spring wheat area planted are estimated at 490,000 acres, down 16 percent from last year.
Idaho is estimated to have 1.27 million acres planted to wheat in 2022, up 3 percent from 2021. Winter wheat acres planted are estimated at 790,000 acres, up 11 percent from last year. Planted acres of durum wheat in Idaho are estimated at 5,000 acres for 2022, down 29 percent from the previous year. Spring wheat planted acres, excluding durum, are expected to total 470,000 acres, down 8 percent from last year. Total acres planted to winter wheat in Oregon are estimated at 730,000 acres for 2022, up 1 percent from 2021.
Nationally, all planted wheat acres are expected to total 47.4 million acres, up 1 percent from 2021. Winter wheat acres are estimated at 34.2 million acres, up 2 percent from 2021. Durum wheat planted acres in the U.S. for 2022 are estimated at 1.92 million acres, up 17 percent from the previous year. All other spring wheat is estimated at 11.2 million planted acres, down 2 percent from 2021.
Barley planted area in Idaho for 2022 is estimated at 510,000 acres, down 2 percent from 2021. Oregon barley growers are expected to seed 35,000 acres, down 5 percent from last year. In Washington, acres planted to barley are estimated at 85,000 acres, up 2 percent from the previous year. Total barley planted acres in the U.S. is estimated at 2.94 million acres for 2022, up 11 percent from 2021.