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Welcome to the Idaho Wheat Commission

Idaho is one of the few places in the world where buyers can find several different classes of wheat in one place.  Wheat class is determined by kernel hardness and color, and by its planting time.  Each class of wheat has its own characteristics related to milling, baking and agronomic needs.

Soft White Wheat (winter and spring): pastries, pancakes, cakes, cookies, crackers, flat breads, snack foods and cereals.
Hard Red Wheat (winter and spring): yeast breads, hard rolls and bagels, Asian noodles, flat breads.
Hard White Wheat (winter and spring): blended flours, Asian noodles, steam breads, domestic foods made with whole wheat.
Durum: pasta

Idaho wheat production is usually about 100 million bushels/year.  Wheat production plays an important role in Idaho’s economy.  Wheat production creates jobs and income, not only in the production process, but also in transportation, storage, milling and input supply industries.  The value of wheat production is close to $500 million and  contributes over 8,500 jobs.

Area in the Northwest Region Planted to Winter Wheat Down 3 Percent from 2013

Winter wheat acres planted in Idaho are estimated at 770,000 acres, unchanged from last year. Harvested area is forecast at 730,000 acres, up 1 percent from 2013. In Oregon, acres planted to winter wheat are estimated at 730,000 acres, down 8 from the previous year. Acres harvested are forecast at 720,000 acres, down 8 percent from 2013. Acres planted to winter wheat in Washington are estimated at 1.66 million acres, down 2 percent from last year. Harvested area is forecast at 1.62 million acres, down 2 from 2013. Nationally, winter wheat acres planted totaled 42.3 million acres, down 2 percent from last year. Harvested area is expected to total 32.4 million acres, up slightly from 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Idaho Wheat Commission, UI renew research agreement
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All Wheat Stocks Stored in Northwest Region Down 12 Percent from Last Year.

All Wheat stored in all positions on June 1, 2014 totaled 13.4 million bushels in Idaho, down from 14.1 million bushels a year ago. Off-farm stocks were up 4 percent, while on-farm stocks were down 41 percent compared to the previous year.