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About IWC

The Idaho Wheat Commission (IWC) is a not-for-profit, quasi-state agency established in 1959 by the Idaho Grain Growers Association. The IWC was created to help maximize profitability for Idaho wheat producers by investing funds in market development, research, and information and education.

The IWC collects a tax, or check-off, of every bushel of wheat sold in the state. Growers are currently assessed $.035/bushel.  Those dollars are reinvested in a variety of programs which include: research projects which help develop wheat varieties with increased yields and disease packages; overseas markets; and educational workshops and seminars.

Wheat 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.  Wheat production generates over $24 million in indirect taxes and contributes over 8,500 jobs.

The IWC is working to maintain a healthy and vibrant wheat industry to ensure the broad demand for Idaho wheat both domestically and internationally.

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.