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State wheat seedings down


January 21, 2021

Garth Meyer | Whitman County Gazette

Several shoots of wheat vying to get the most sun.

COLFAX - Statistics for wheat seedings across the country were released last week for 2021.

Washington winter wheat growers seeded an estimated 1.75 million acres of winter wheat for harvest in 2021, according to the USDA's Agricultural Statistics Service.

That is down 3% from last year but unchanged from 2019, statistics show.

Idaho growers seeded 740,000 acres of winter wheat for the 2021 crop, up 3% from 2020, and 1% more than the 2019 crop, statistics show. Oregon farmers planted 710,000 acres, down 4% from last year.

Nationally, planted area for harvest in 2021 is estimated at 32 mil...

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