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Virginia's Winter Wheat Production up 15%

National projection is down 6% from 2017

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its June Crop Production report based on the Agricultural Yield survey conducted at the beginning of month, reports NBC 29. The report includes information on Virginia’s winter wheat forecast.

Virginia farmers expect to harvest 11 million bushels of winter wheat during 2018, up 15% from the previous year.

Winter wheat production for the nation was forecast at 1.20 billion bushels, up 1% from the May 1 forecast and down 6% from 2017.

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