About Washington Grain
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Eastern Washington is home to some of the best wheat quality grown in the world. Washington ranks fourth among the nation’s top wheat producing states. In addition, wheat comes in fourth among the commodities grown in Washington representing nearly $691 million based on production value. 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 2019, Washington barley growers harvested 85,000 acres of barley which had an average yield of 70 bushels per acre (1.68 tons per acre). Total barley production for 2019 was 5.950 million bushels or 142,800 tons.