Winter winter production up 19% in Pacific Northwest

From the National Agricultural Statistics Service

Based on May 1, 2024 conditions, production of winter wheat in Washington was forecast at 117 million bushels, up 24% from 2023. Yield was expected to average 65 bushels per acre, up 11 bushels from last year. Harvested acres were forecast at 1.80 million acres, up 50,000 acres from 2023.

In Idaho, production was forecast at 62.1 million bushels, up 11% from 2023. Yield was expected to average 90 bushels per acre, up 1 bushel from last year. Harvested acres were forecast at 690,000 acres, up 60,000 acres from 2023.

In Oregon, production was forecast at 48.6 million bushels, up 20% from 2023. Yield was expected to average 68 bushels per acre, up 12 bushels from last year. Harvested acres were forecast at 715,000 acres, down 10,000 acres from 2023. 

Nationally, production was forecast at 1.28 billion bushels, up 2% from 2023. Yield was forecast at 50.7 bushels per acre, up slightly from last year. Harvested acres were forecast at 25.2 million acres, up 515,000 acres from 2023. 

U.S. white winter wheat production was forecast at 229 million bushels, up 16% from last year. Of this total, 17.3 million bushels are hard white and 211 million bushels are soft white. U.S. hard red winter, at 705 million bushels, is up 17% from 2023. Soft red winter, at 344 million bushels, is down 23% from 2023. 

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