Tag: winter wheat
This year’s winter wheat crop experienced one of the wettest months of May on record in some areas in the state.
Virginia farmers expect to harvest 11.7 million bushels of winter wheat in 2016 according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Virginia farmers harvested 13.9 million bushels of winter wheat this past summer—22 percent less than in 2014 and 2 percent less than an August forecast.
Virginia growers are expecting to harvest less winter wheat this year, though the crop appears to be in good shape.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced today that Virginia farmers expect to harvest 15.3 million bushels of winter wheat during 2015, down 13 percent from the previous year.
According to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Virginia farmers intend to plant more peanuts, oats and hay this year, but less cotton, tobacco, winter wheat and soybeans. Corn acreage is unchanged.