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State acreage estimates released for 2021 harvest

 
Series: News Briefs | Story 84

Garth Meyer | Whitman County Gazette

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Winter wheat planting is down while spring wheat increased for 2021, according to estimates from the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

In Washington, winter wheat planted is down 3% from last year, with a total of 1.75 million acres sown.

For spring wheat, the statewide crop is estimated at a 7% increase for a total of 580,000 acres.

Barley in Washington is unchanged at 90,000 acres.

For Idaho, the 730,000 acres of winter wheat planted is a slight increase from 2020.

Spring wheat is up 4% at 530,000 acres, and barley is down 4%, to 510,000 acres.

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