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Wheat Production & Quality

Washington Wheat Production Decreases 9.4% in 2017Top 10 U.S. Wheat Producing States

2.14 million acres of wheat as harvested in Washington State, down from 2.20 million acres in 2016.

Wheat production is 142.5 million bushels, down 9.4 percent from last year with a yield estimated at 66.6 bushels per acre, compared to 71.5 bushels per acre in 2016. Winter wheat production is based on 1.65 million acres harvested at 73 bushels per acre for a total of 120.45 million bushels. Spring wheat harvest was 490,000 acres and production is 22.05 million bushels, with a yield of 45 bushels per acre.

Washington Wheat Acreage, Yield, Production, Price and Value 2008-2016

Year Harvested
Acres
Yield
Bushels/Acre
Production in
Bushels
Marketing Yr Avg
Price/Bushel
Value of
Production
2008 2,305,000 52.8 121,590,000 $6.26 $762,187,000
2009 2,265,000 54.6 123,765,000 $4.85 $597,381,000
2010 2,275,000 64.9 147,540,000 $6.24 $921,989,000
2011 2,335,000 70.9 165,530,000 $6.78 $1,122,409,000
2012 2,145,000 66.6 144,125,000 $8.07 $1,162,209,000
2013 2,175,000 66.9 145,530,000 $6.95 $1,014,032,000
2014 2,250,000 48.2 108,460,000 $6.55 $714,858,000
2015 2,215,000 50.4 111,540,000 $5.35 $599,904,000
2016 2,200,000 71.5 157,290,000 $4.20 $662,214,000
2017 2,140,000 66.6 142,500,000 $4.75 $680,266,000

Quality Reports

Every year, U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) produces Crop Quality Reports that include grade, flour and baking data for all six U.S. wheat classes. The reports are compiled from sample testing and analysis conducted during and after harvest. The reports provide helpful information to buyers as they specify their needs to get the best value in their purchase contracts. USW shares the data with customers in person or at a series of annual Crop Quality Seminars around the world from September through December.

For more information visit the USW Quality page at: http://www.uswheat.org/cropQuality