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After Egypt

April 2014, Wheatlife by Scott Yates A dozen years ago when Russia and other “Black Sea” countries began selling large quantities of wheat into the Egyptian market, there was much hand-wringing across U.S. farm country. After all, Egypt was and remains the world’s largest wheat importer, taking about 10 million metric tons of the grain a year. » More ...

WSU Extension enters small grains future

March 2014, Wheatlife by Scott Yates Eastern Washington wheat farmers who stood at railway sidings 100 years ago listening to Washington State University (WSU) educators conduct seminars from the back of flatbed rail cars wouldn’t recognize the school’s latest delivery system, but the goal is the same. » More ...

Flying under the radar

February 2014, Wheatlife by Scott Yates Beginning in 2009 with the publication of the “G-Free Diet” by Elisabeth Hasselbeck and continuing with the 2011 release of “Wheat Belly” by William Davis and 2013’s “Grain Brain” by David Perlmutter, the wheat industry has faced a slew of challenges. But Adams sees light at the end of the tunnel » More ...

Washington Wheat Production

Wheat & Barley Production in Washington

For decades Washington has been known throughout the world as the home of high quality soft white and club wheat production. Washington farmers also raise superb hard red winter, hard white, hard red spring wheat, and barley.

In 2013 there were nearly 2.2 million acres of wheat harvested in the state of Washington, yielding more than 144 million bushels, and barley was harvested on 185 thousand acres for a total production of 13.3 million bushels.

Winter Wheat

Spring Wheat

Soft White



Hard White



Hard Red



Total 1.66 million acres (114.5 million bushels) 455 thousand acres (21.8 million bushels)


This data was provided by the United States Department of Agriculture National Agriculture Statistics Service.

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