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Tour reveals an encouraging winter wheat crop

Tour reveals an encouraging winter wheat crop
Participants in the Virginia portion of the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Wheat Tour were encouraged by what they saw on farms in the eastern part of the state.



Virginia winter wheat production forecast to be up 23 percent

Virginia winter wheat production forecast to be up 23 percent
Virginia farmers expect to harvest 11.7 million bushels of winter wheat during 2018, 23 percent more than a year ago, according to a recent yield survey.



Farmers digging into winter planting season

Farmers digging into winter planting season
Fall is harvest season for most Virginia crops, but it’s also planting season for some farmers, especially winter wheat growers.



Winter wheat growers optimistic heading into harvest

Winter wheat growers optimistic heading into harvest
As some Virginia grain farmers wait for good spring weather to plant their crops, winter wheat growers are just a few weeks from harvesting theirs.



Virginia wheat growers have new marketing option

Virginia wheat growers have new marketing option
Virginia wheat growers pride themselves on raising a top-quality crop, and now they have a new buyer.



Wheat buyers, others will check out this year’s crop during tour

Wheat buyers, others will check out this year’s crop during tour
Millers, granary operators and traders will be inspecting the quality of Virginia-grown wheat May 30 and 31 as part of the annual mid-Atlantic wheat tour.



New tour in Virginia may help expand production of soft wheat

Virginia wheat growers’ crops will be highlighted during a mid-Atlantic tour June 10. Industry stakeholders have conducted wheat quality tours in the Midwest for decades, but mid-Atlantic soft wheat tours are still in their infancy.



Wheat, barley production down 33%, lowest since 2010

A cold, wet spring had a chilling effect on Virginia’s wheat and barley crops.



Despite setbacks, small grains play important role on state’s farms

Despite setbacks, small grains play important role on state’s farms
Virginia barley and winter wheat harvests have been on a downward trend for several years, and 2016 was an especially disappointing one for growers.



Wheat tour reveals improved quality and yield potential

Wheat tour reveals improved quality and yield potential
Assessments of the state’s current wheat crop left participants in the second annual Virginia Wheat Tour optimistic last week.



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