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Wheat Production & Quality

Washington Wheat Production Decreases 6.8% in 2019Top 10 US Wheat Producing States

2.205 million acres of wheat was harvested in Washington State, up from 2.165 million acres in 2018.

Wheat production is 142.7 million bushels, down 6.8 percent from last year with a yield estimated at 64.7 bushels per acre, compared to 70.8 bushels per acre in 2018. Winter wheat production is based on 1.7 million acres harvested at 70 bushels per acre for a total of 119 million bushels. Spring wheat harvest was 505,000 acres and production is 23.7 million bushels, with a yield of 47 bushels per acre.

Washington Wheat Acreage, Yield, Production, Price and Value 2009-2018

Year Harvested
Acres
Yield
Bushels/Acre
Production in
Bushels
Marketing Yr Avg
Price/Bushel
Value of
Production
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 $4.16 $656,782,000
2017 2,140,000 66.6 142,500,000 $4.85 $690,902,000
2018 2,165,000 70.8 153,210,000 $5.51 $844,592,000
2019 2,205,000 64.7 142,735,000 $5.55 $790,976,000

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: https://www.uswheat.org/market-and-crop-information/crop-quality/