Pacific Northwest wheat farmers are expected to produce nearly 56% more winter wheat this year coming off last year’s drought. USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service projects the region will produce nearly 231 million bushels, up from 148 million bushels last year.

“With the crop ratings inching up week over week following the steady precipitation across much of the state, we are considerably more optimistic than this point last year,” said Amanda Hoey, Oregon Wheat CEO. “The estimates are early for crop production yields, so they are likely to still change, and we remain cautious given the subsoil moisture levels.”

NW Winter Wheat Outlook 'Considerably More Optimistic' After Last Year's Drought