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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.

Herbicide Use in Fallow Years Webinar

Guest Speaker: Dr. J.  Earl Creech.  Dr. Creech provides a brief review of herbicide use in fallow years, including potential challenges, strategies to avoid herbicide resistance, and ways to improve chemical performance.

Earl Creech is an Assistant Professor and Extension Agronomist in the Department of Plants, Soils, and Climate at Utah State University, a position he has held since 2010.  Earl grew up on a family livestock and crop production farm near Logan, Utah and received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from USU before acquiring his Ph.D. from Purdue University.  Upon graduating from Purdue, he was an Assistant Professor and Extension Weed Specialist at the University of Nevada, Reno for three years before accepting his current position at USU.   

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Friday, January 02, 2015
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Idaho Annual Crop Production
All wheat planted in Idaho totaled 1.27 million acres, down 4 percent from 2013. Area harvested, at 1.20 million acres, is down 5 percent from the previous year. All wheat production totaled 93.7 million bushels, down 10 percent from last year. Yield is estimated at 78.4 bushels per acre, down 3.8 bushels from 2013.