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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.

All US Wheat Production Down 5 Percent from 2013
Northwest Winter Wheat Production Down 10 Percent from 2013
Northwest Spring Wheat Up Slightly from 2013
Winter Wheat
Based on August 1, 2014 conditions, production of winter wheat in Idaho is forecast at 60.6 million bushels, down 2 percent from the July 1 forecast and down 2 percent from last year. Harvested acres, at 730,000 acres, are up 10,000 acres from 2013. Yield is expected to be 83.0 bushels per acre, down 3.0 bushels from 2013. Oregon winter wheat production is forecast at 40.3 million bushels, up 2 percent from last month but down 17 percent from last year. Harvested area, at 720,000 acres, is down 60,000 acres from 2013. Yield is expected to be 56.0 bushels per acre, down 6.0 bushels from the previous year. Washington winter wheat production is forecast at 100 million bushels, down 6 percent from last month and down 12 percent from last year. Area harvested, at 1.62 million acres, is down 40,000 acres from 2013. Yield is expected to be 62.0 bushels per acre, down 7.0 bushels from the previous year. Nationally, winter wheat production is forecast at 1.40 billion bushels, up 2 percent from last month but down 9 percent from last year. Harvested acres, at 32.4 million acres, are up 17,000 acres from 2013. Yield is expected to be 43.1 bushels per acre, down 4.3 bushels from the previous year.
Spring Wheat
Idaho spring wheat production is forecast at 39.0 million bushels, up 4 percent from the July 1 forecast but down 1 percent from last year. Harvested area, at 500,000 acres, is down 10,000 acres from 2013. Yield is expected to be 78.0 bushels per acre, up 1.0 bushel from 2013. Oregon spring wheat production is forecast at 5.48 million bushels, unchanged from last month but down 1 percent from last year. Area harvested, at 87,000 acres, is down 1,000 acres from 2013. Yield is expected to be 63.0 bushels per acre, unchanged from the previous year. Washington spring wheat production is forecast at 30.3 million bushels, down 9 percent from last month but up 2 percent from last year. Harvested area, at 605,000 acres, is up 110,000 acres from 2013. Yield is expected to be 50.0 bushels per acre, down 10.0 bushels from the previous year. Nationally, spring wheat production is forecast at 572 million bushels, up 1 percent from last month and up 7 percent from last year. Harvested acres, at 12.4 million acres, are up 1.07 million acres from 2013. Yield is expected to be 46.1 bushels per acre, down 1.0 bushel from the previous year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.