This Year’s NW Winter Wheat Production Predicted To Come In 56% More Than 2021

This year’s winter wheat crop is shaping up to be much better than 2021.  The National Agricultural Statistics Service has issued its first winter wheat forecast for 2022 based on May 1st field conditions.

Washington winter wheat is expected to yield 67 bushels an acre statewide which would be up 25 bushels from last year.  Evergreen State growers are expected to produce 121 million bushels of winter wheat this summer up 70% from last year.  Washington winter wheat acreage this year is up 100,000 acres from last year at 1.85 million acres.

Idaho winter wheat is predicted to yield 91 bushels an acre up 20 bushels from last year.  Growers in Idaho are expected to produce 66.4 million bushels of winter wheat this year up 46% from 2021.  Idaho farmers have 80,000 more acres of winter wheat in the ground compared to last year at 790,000 acres.

Last year’s winter wheat crop was devastated by a dry hot summer and growing season.