Washington wheat crop http://www.kplu.org en Investors, Farmers May Return To Grain West Of The Cascades http://www.kplu.org/post/investors-farmers-may-return-grain-west-cascades <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When you think of Northwest wheat, you might picture the rolling golden fields of eastern Washington. But it used to be that a lot of grain was grown west of the Cascades, and it may soon grow here again.</span></p><p>Investors, policy makers and farmers are leading an effort to bring grain back to western Washington, Oregon and British Columbia.</p><p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 21:32:58 +0000 Anna King 12297 at http://www.kplu.org Investors, Farmers May Return To Grain West Of The Cascades Washington wheat crops way above average http://www.kplu.org/post/washington-wheat-crops-way-above-average <p>Cooler temperatures this year have given Washington&rsquo;s wheat famers a boost. The cool wet spring combined with good ripening conditions in July and August have increased yields here. At the same time, severe drought has diminished the harvest in the nation&rsquo;s Plain states.&nbsp;</p><p>As a result, Washington is expected to surpass Texas and Oklahoma in winter-wheat production this year, making it second only to Kansas.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 26 Aug 2011 18:55:51 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 2444 at http://www.kplu.org Washington wheat crops way above average