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By Garth Meyer
Whitman County Gazette 

County winter wheat up '20-25 percent'


Last updated 8/18/2020 at 11:30am

WHITMAN COUNTY – Reports from harvest fields and grain elevators in Whitman County are bringing good news in winter wheat.

The USDA forecasts a Washington state average of 74 bushels per acre. Whitman County represents the higher side of the median, particularly this year, it appears.

“From what I understand, and what we’re experiencing, it’s probably a good 20-25% increase in the winter wheat crop,” said Gary Bailey on Tuesday, from a tractor pulling a bankout wagon south of Ewan. “It came up good in the fall and the May and June rains just topped it off.”

Bailey, a third-gen...

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