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2011 Idaho Wheat Commission Marketing Opportunities

Demand for Hard White Wheat for the domestic market continues to be larger than what is grown in Idaho.  Most growers are able to quickly dispose of the Hard White Wheat harvest.  Contact grain handlers in southern Idaho to establish a contract or to sell your Hard White Wheat.

Customers in Mexico are taking more Soft White Wheat from Idaho than in the past.  Lansing Grain and Moreland Grain are among the shippers sending their Soft White Wheat to Mexico in 2011. 

A prominent Mexican miller is also ordering Hard Red Spring Wheat from Idaho for the first time ever.  AgriSource will be handling this new customer.  Shipments begin in November 2011.

The Taiwan Flour Mills Association visited Idaho in September 2011.  They continue to have an interest in Hard White Wheat.  The Idaho Wheat Commission can provide trade contacts to Idaho grain handlers willing to load Hard White Wheat into containers for shipment to Taiwan.

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Growers’ help needed to improve crop insurance
Sprout damage from heavy rains in southern and eastern Idaho at the end of the 2014 growing season made evident the inadequacy of current crop insurance for wheat growers, which is based on yields and not quality.

USDA’s Risk Management Agency has expressed a willingness to make changes to the quality standard for wheat by addressing the low falling number scale, but the agency wants to address the issue nationwide and needs strong data to support any changes.
Growers can assist the effort by providing multiple years of settlement data, at least the last six years but preferable the last 10 to 12.

RMA does not need and would prefer not to receive growers’ names, addresses and tax ID numbers.

The data must contain: the year; county and state where the crop was grown (not sold/delivered); quality of production; gross price received; net payment (gross less any dockage, but not considering any storage or shipping fees); test weight; and protein.

In addition, the agency needs at least one of the following: DON/VOM; falling number; or other quality spec of interest.
Growers are asked to send info to Blaine Jacobson at blaine@idahowheat.org.