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By Beka Compton
The Times 

2021 wheat harvest yield forecast lowest since 2015

Impact from the drought varies from field to field, slope to slope, and farm to farm

 

Beka Compton

Impact from the drought varies from field to field, slope to slope, and farm to farm.

WASHINGTON-The full impact of the 2021 drought is beginning to show as farmers harvest a smaller-than-average wheat crop.

"The crop is probably 30% below the average," said Byron Behne, Senior Marketing Manager for Northwest Grain Growers in Walla Walla. "Last year was way above average; it was an exceptionally high-yielding year. We might handle half of the wheat that we did last summer."

Based on June 1 conditions, The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) forecast 2021 Washington wheat product...



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