Winter Wheat Forecast Down Significantly As Dry Spring Continues

The expected yield on this Summer’s winter wheat is down significantly as the crop struggles with the dry Spring.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service is predicting Washington’s winter wheat yield to be at 57 bushels an acre.  The June forecast is down 11% from the agency’s May projection.  Washington growers are expected to produce just 96 million bushels of winter wheat down nearly a third from last year.  That would be the smallest Evergreen State winter wheat harvest in at least 5 years.

The yield on Idaho winter wheat is down 8% from the May forecast at 87 bushels an acre statewide.  Gem State growers are expected to produce 59 million bushels of winter wheat down 11% from last year.