OLYMPIA, Wash. — Idaho growers seeded 770,000 acres of winter wheat for the 2023 crop, unchanged from 2022, but 8 percent above the 2021 crop. Oregon farmers planted 790,000 acres, up 8 percent from the 2022 crop and up 10 percent from 2021. Washington winter wheat growers seeded an estimated 1.80 million acres of winter wheat for harvest in 2023. This is down 3 percent from the area seeded in 2022 but 3 percent above 2021.
Hard Red Winter (HRW) wheat seeded area is expected to total 25.3 million acres, up 10 percent from 2022. Planted acreage is up from last year across most of the growing region. The largest increase in planted acreage is estimated in Texas, while North Dakota and South Dakota are estimated to be unchanged.
Soft Red Winter (SRW) wheat seeded area totals 7.90 million acres, up 20 percent from last year. Compared with last year, the largest acreage increases are expected in Illinois and Missouri, while the largest acreage decreases are expected in Georgia and Wisconsin.
White Winter wheat seeded area totals 3.73 million acres, up 3 percent from 2022. Seeding was virtually complete in the region by the end of October.
— USDA NASS