With drought conditions still plaguing Washington, local state experts say they expect the wheat harvest to arrive early and finish quickly. The Washington Grain Commission has estimated most yields to come in at 57 bushels per acre with spring wheat lower still. In contrast, last year winter wheat yielded 76 bushels an acre and spring wheat yield at 61. Harvest is expected to come 1-2 weeks early due to this year’s extreme weather stress. Area farmers said they were relieved their crop insurance would help them shoulder the burden, advocating for others to consider the importance of adding coverage to insure against these unpredictable times. Find out how other crops in the area fared.