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Based on July 1, 2018 conditions, production of winter wheat in Idaho is forecast at 59.0 million bushels, down 4 percent from the June 1 forecast but up 10 percent from last year. Harvested area, at 720,000 acres, is up 50,000 acres from 2017. Yield is expected to be 82.0 bushels per acre, up 2.0 bushels from 2017. Oregon winter wheat production is forecast at 38.3 million bushels, down 1 percent from last month and down 12 percent from last year. Harvested area, at 710,000 acres, is up 20,000 acres from 2017. Yield is expected to be 54.0 bushels per acre, down 9.0 bushels from the previous year. Washington winter wheat production is forecast at 125 million bushels, up 4 percent from last month and up 4 percent from last year. Harvested area, at 1.65 million acres, is unchanged from 2017. Yield is expected to be 76.0 bushels per acre, up 3.0 bushels from the previous year.

Idaho spring wheat production is forecast at 35.7 million bushels, up 1 percent from last year. Harvested area, at 415,000 acres, is up 5,000 acres from 2017. Yield is expected to be 86.0 bushels per acre, unchanged from 2017. Oregon spring wheat production is forecast at 3.47 million bushels, down 25 percent from last year. Harvested area, at 63,000 acres, is down 10,000 acres from 2017. Yield is expected to be 55.0 bushels per acre, down 8.0 bushels from the previous year. Washington spring wheat production is forecast at 21.4 million bushels, down 3 percent from last year. Harvested area, at 475,000 acres, is down 15,000 acres from 2017. Yield is expected to be 45.0 bushels per acre, unchanged from the previous year.

Barley

Idaho barley production is forecast at 49.0 million bushels, up 1 percent from last year. Harvested area, at 500,000 acres, is down 10,000 acres from 2017. Yield is expected to be 98.0 bushels per acre, up 3.0 bushels from 2017. Washington barley production is forecast at 4.23 million bushels, down 6 percent from last year. Harvested area, at 65,000 acres, is down 20,000 acres from 2017. Yield is expected to be 65.0 bushels per acre, up 12.0 bushels from the previous year.

Idaho oat production is forecast at 850,000 bushels, up 20 percent from last year. Harvested area, at 10,000 acres, is unchanged from 2017. Yield is expected to be 85.0 bushels per acre, up 14.0 bushels from 2017. Oregon oat production is forecast at 770,000 bushels, down 7 percent from last year. Harvested area, at 10,000 acres, is unchanged from 2017. Yield is expected to be 77.0 bushels per acre, down 6.0 bushels from the previous year.

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