By Matthew Stephens
Cheney Free Press 

Wheat harvest in full swing


Last updated 8/17/2023 at 5:09pm

Roger Harnack

Worker spent several days harvesting wheat at Sievers Farm in Spangle.

Wheat harvests are in full swing in the region as tractors can be seen rolling along the hills.

Washington is the third leading state in terms of wheat production putting out 144 million bushels last year according to the Washington Grain Commission.

That number was a 65 percent increase from the previous year.

The average in for winter wheat was 68 bushels per acre, and the spring yield was 46 bushels per acre according to the United States Dept. of Agriculture.

Conditions have this years forecast sitting at 99.2 millions bushels, which is up from last month, but down 19 percent from last...

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