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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.

Southern Idaho Direct Seed Workshop Slated for March 11 in Idaho Falls

The Southern Idaho Direct Seed Workshop will be hosted by the Idaho Wheat Commission (IWC), on Wednesday, March 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Shiloh Inn Conference Center in Idaho Falls (780 Lindsay Blvd).

The Workshop will include up to date information on variety and fertility considerations, equipment information and grower experiences in local direct seed systems.

2015 Workshop Highlights
• Direct Seed 101—Grower Panel
Clark Hamilton-Bonneville County, Ken Campbell- Power County, “Genesee” Joe Anderson-Latah County
• High Residue Farming In Irrigated Cropping Systems
Guest Speaker: Dr. Andy McGuire, Washington State University Extension
• Alfalfa to No-Till Corn: A Cropping Rotation We Can Learn From & Glyphosate Usage
Guest Speaker: Dr. Earl Creech, Utah State University Extension
• Soil Moisture, Nutrients, and Weeds in No-Till Cropping Systems
Guest Speaker: Dr. Olga Walsh, University of Idaho Extension
• Why Understand Wireworms at a Fundamental Level?
Guest Speaker: Dr. Arash Rashed, University of Idaho Extension

There is a $10.00 registration fee to help cover refreshment and lunch expenses.

To register: Call the IWC at (208) 334.2353 or contact Tereasa Waterman ts@idahowheat.org


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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.