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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.

 

Why You Can’t Blend it Video
Blending sprout damaged wheat isn’t like blending wheat with different protein levels.  Millers know that blending protein is a one-to-one relation meaning that a blend of 12 percent and 13 percent protein 50-50 will result in a batch of 12.5 percent protein.

“It’s not one-to-one with sprout damaged wheat,” explained Reuben McLean, Manager of quality for Grain Craft’s Blackfoot mill.  “If you blend a 30 falling number test with a 200 number wheat 50-50, you may end up with anything from 150-300. 

 

Click on the link to view the video:https://vimeo.com/131819077

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Friday, February 13, 2015
New Report Confirms Biotechnology Crop Growth
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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.