About Washington Grain
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Eastern Washington is home to some of the best wheat quality grown in the world. Washington ranked fourth among the nation’s top wheat producing states in 2023. In addition, wheat comes in fourth among the commodities grown in Washington representing just over $750 million based on production value in 2021. Washington is one of the nation’s leading wheat-exporting states with 85 to 90 percent of its production exported each year.
Most barley grown in Washington is spring barley which is planted in early spring and harvested in late summer. In 2023, Washington barley growers harvested 84,000 acres of barley which had an average yield of 53 bushels per acre (1.15 metric tons per acre). Total barley production for 2023 was 4.45 million bushels or 96,855 metric tons.