Winter Wheat Production in Northwest Region up 1 Percent from May

A wheat field at Lukes Gulch, pictured in July.

Based on June 1, 2018 conditions, Idaho winter wheat production is forecast at 61.4 million bushels, up 15 percent from last year. Harvested area, at 740,000 acres, is up 70,000 acres from 2017. Yield is expected to average 83.0 bushels per acre, up 3 bushels from the May 1 forecast and up 3 bushels from last year.

Oregon winter wheat production is expected to total 38.6 million bushels, down 11 percent from last year. Area harvested is expected to total 715,000 acres, up 25,000 acres from the previous year. Yield is forecast at 54.0 bushels per acre, down 1 bushel from the May 1 forecast and down 9 bushel from last year.

Washington winter wheat production is forecast at 120 million bushels, unchanged from 2017. Harvested area, at 1.65 million acres, is unchanged from the previous year. Yield is forecast at 73.0 bushels per acre, up 1 bushel from the May 1 forecast but unchanged from last year.

The United States winter wheat production is forecast at 1.20 billion bushels, up 1 percent from the May 1 forecast but down 6 percent from 2017. Based on June 1 conditions, the United States yield is forecast at 48.4 bushels per acre, up 0.3 bushel from last month and down 1.8 bushels from last year.

U.S. White Winter wheat, at 232 million bushels, is up 1 percent from last month. Of the White Winter production, 21.8 million bushels are Hard White and 210 million bushels are Soft White. Hard Red Winter production, at 650 million bushels, is up 1 percent from last month. Soft Red Winter, at 316 million bushels, is down slightly from the May forecast.

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