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Crop forecasts drop 1 percent


June 20, 2019

A report released from the National Agricultural Statistics Services on June 11, dropped winter wheat crop predictions in Idaho and Washington down one percent from last month.

Washington winter wheat is forecasted to produce 114 million bushels, which marks a 13 percent decrease from last year.

There is a harvested area of 1.65 million acres in Washington.

The yield is expected to average 57 bushels per acre, which is down seven bushels from last year, but up one bushel from the beginning of May.

Idaho wheat production forecast also saw a decrease, with six percent down from last year. Id...

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