State winter wheat yields to drop 28%
June 17, 2021
OLYMPIA — The USDA Agricultural Statistics Service forecasts a 28% drop in winter wheat production in Washington for 2021.
Statewide winter wheat is expected to come in at 96.3 million bushels, from a harvested area of 1.69 million acres, down 60,000 bushels from 2020.
For yield, the USDA Service expects 57 bushels per acre in Washington, a decrease of 14 bushels from last year, according to the June 10 report.
The downward trend marks a continuation since the May 1 report, which predicted a drop of seven bushels per acre.
Overall nationwide winter wheat is forecast at a 12% increase ov...