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 is forecast at 59.2 million bushels, down 11 percent from last year. Harvested area, at 680,000 acres, is up 20,000 acres from 2020. Yield is expected to average 87 bushels per acre, down 8 bushels from the May 1 forecast and down 14.0 bushels from last year. 

Oregon winter wheat production is expected to total 35.3 million bushels, down 24 percent from last year. Area harvested is expected to total 705,000 acres, down 20,000 acres from the previous year. Yield is forecast at 50 bushels per acre, down 6 bushels from the May 1 forecast and down 14 bushels from last year. 

The U.S. winter wheat production is forecast at 1.31 billion bushels, up 2 percent from the May 1 forecast and up 12 percent from 2020. As of June 1, the U.S. yield is forecast at 53.2 bushels per acre, up 1.1 bushels from last month and up 2.3 bushels from last year’s average yield of 50.9 bushels per acre. 

The U.S. hard red winter production, at 771 million bushels, is up 6 percent from last month. soft red winter, at 335 million bushels, is up 1 percent from the May forecast. White winter, at 202 million bushels, is down 8 percent from last month. Of the white winter production, 15.4 million bushels are hard white and 187 million bushels are soft white.