2021 Barley Crop
48.6% Graded U.S. No. 1
According to the results of the 2021 Washington Barley Quality Survey, 48.6% of the Washington barley crop graded U.S. No.1 and 72.1% of this year’s crop graded U.S. No. 2 or better. The average test weight was 46.3 pounds per bushel and thin barley was 5.1%. The Washington State Department of Agriculture’s Grain Inspection Program compiled the 2021 Barley Quality Survey. The information was gathered from 296 submitted sample inspections performed in the Spokane, Colfax, and Pasco Grain Inspection Offices from July through September.
2021 Washington Barley Statewide Grade Totals
|Grade||Percent of Total|
|U.S. No. 1||48.57%|
|U.S. No. 2||23.57%|
|U.S. No. 3||14.64%|
|U.S. No. 4||9.64%|
|U.S. No. 5||2.50%|
Washington Barley Statewide Averages for Grading Factors 2017-2021
The survey showed no differentiation in quality results from two-row versus six-row barley. Malting grades and/or factor averages are not tracked or compiled separately, but are represented in the averages and totals shown.
|Crop Year||Test Weight||Moisture||Damage||Thin|
|5 Year Average||50.2||9.9||0.0||2.6|