Right now farmers are busy harvesting a variety of wheat's around the region. However in lower elevations crop yields have been slightly below average, with yields as low as 30 bushels per acre. Primeland Cooperatives Grain Division Manager Russ Braun said while the lower elevations needed more water, yields at higher elevations are looking good so far.
"Expectations on the Camas Prairie and upper Palouse were expecting to see above average yields,” said Braun. “Thus the quality at the lower elevation has been good quality this far just yields are a little disappointing."
With ideal crop conditions in the corn and soy bean belt, prices for wheat have been dropping steadily over the past six weeks. The bulk of the harvest is expected to be complete by the first of September.