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Hard White Wheat

UI Announces Accelerated Breeding for Hard White Spring and Winter Wheat

In the coming five years, the Aberdeen wheat breeding program will devote 50% of its resources on hard white spring and winter wheat, 20% on soft white spring, and 30% on hard red spring and winter as well as specialty wheat such as waxy and biofuel wheat. Development of a soft winter wheat variety will be conducted through collaborative efforts with the wheat breeding program in Moscow. 

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Idaho Annual Crop Production
Winter wheat acres planted in Idaho are estimated at 760,000 acres, down 20,000 acres from last year. Harvested area is forecast at 720,000 acres, down 1 percent from 2014.

Idaho spring wheat planted acres increased from 480,000 acres in 2014 to 570,000 acres in 2015.

All Wheat stored in all positions on June 1, 2015 totaled 18.5 million bushels in Idaho, up from 13.4 million bushels a year ago. Off-farm stocks were up 9 percent, while on-farm stocks were up 243 percent compared to the previous year.