The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) recently released the first of its county estimates from the 2017 production year.
For Virginia, the small grains county estimates includes winter wheat and barley. These estimates are based on farmer-reported information from the Small Grains County Agricultural Production Survey and the September Agricultural Survey.
Northampton County is the leading wheat producing county in Virginia for 2017, with production totaling 660,000 bushels, harvested from 9,700 acres. Other counties in the top five for production include Accomack, 658,000 bushels; Caroline, 620,000 bushels; Essex, 616,000 bushels; and Westmoreland, 530,000 bushels….