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Marketing Opportunities

The Idaho Wheat Commission often receives calls from customers interested in wheat with specific milling characteristics.  We work with elevator operators throughout the state to take advantage of these opportunities.  We also endeavor to educate elevator operators on trends in the industry that will work to their benefit.  Not all elevators are the same.  Each elevator operator has developed a set of customers and grain needs may vary from elevator to elevator.  We encourage you to maintain ties and have periodic conversations with at least a couple of elevator operators so you can know where your wheat will find its best market.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014
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Winter Wheat Production in Northwest Region Down 19 Percent from Last Year

Idaho planted 780,000 acres of winter wheat in 2014, unchanged from 2013. Harvested area, at 730,000 acres, is down 10,000 acres from 2013. Winter wheat production in Idaho is 58.4 million bushels, down 8 percent from last year with yield estimated at 80.0 bushels per acre, down 6.0 bushels per acre from 2013.

Idaho planted 480,000 acres of spring wheat in 2014, down 50,000 acres from 2013. Harvested area, at 455,000 acres, is down 55,000 acres from 2013. Spring wheat production in Idaho is 34.6 million bushels, down 12 percent from last year with yield estimated at 76.0 bushels per acre, down 1.0 bushel per acre from 2013.

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