Winter wheat production down in Virginia

vdacs.virginia.gov

vdacs.virginia.gov

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Winter wheat production is down in Virginia this year.  The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said Thursday that Virginia farmers expect to harvest 15.3 million bushels of winter wheat during 2015. That’s down 13 percent from the previous year. The forecast is based on crop conditions as of June 1 and decreased four percent from the May forecast. Seventy-eight percent of the winter wheat crop was rated in good to excellent condition.

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