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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, barley production down 33%, lowest since 2010

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



State’s winter wheat production down more than one-fifth

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.



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.



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