Oregon is the lone Northwest state that is expected to increase production for winter wheat in 2017.
The Beaver state is expected to produce nine bushels per acre more than 2016 and overall production is up about six million bushels more in 2017 than last year.
In Washington, producers are yielding 11 bushels per acre less, down to 67, and overall production is down nearly 20 million bushels which is 15 percent lower than 2016.
Idaho’s production was also down nine bushels per acre and overall production dropped about eight million bushels.
For the country, hard red winter wheat is still the top winter wheat variety, but it is expected to drop 32 percent about 450 million bushels, in expected production for this year.
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