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The state of Idaho is divided into five districts. A wheat producer representative for each district is appointed by the Governor to serve a five-year term on the Idaho Wheat Commission. Move the cursor over your county to locate your commissioner.

District 1
Chairman
Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Benewah, Latah, and Shoshone counties.
District 2
Commissioner
Nez Perce, Clearwater, Idaho, Lewis, Boise, Payette, Valley, Washington counties.
District 3
Commissioner
Cassia, Minidoka, Lincoln, Twin Falls, Jerome, Blaine, Gooding, Elmore, Jerome, Owhyee, Canyon County, Camas counties.
District 4
Commissioner
Custer, Butte, Jefferson, Bingham, Bonneville, Madison, Teton, Fremont, Clark
District 5
Vice Chairman
Bannock, Power, Oneida, Franklin, Carrribou, Bear Lake
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
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Growers’ help needed to improve crop insurance
Sprout damage from heavy rains in southern and eastern Idaho at the end of the 2014 growing season made evident the inadequacy of current crop insurance for wheat growers, which is based on yields and not quality.

USDA’s Risk Management Agency has expressed a willingness to make changes to the quality standard for wheat by addressing the low falling number scale, but the agency wants to address the issue nationwide and needs strong data to support any changes.
Growers can assist the effort by providing multiple years of settlement data, at least the last six years but preferable the last 10 to 12.

RMA does not need and would prefer not to receive growers’ names, addresses and tax ID numbers.

The data must contain: the year; county and state where the crop was grown (not sold/delivered); quality of production; gross price received; net payment (gross less any dockage, but not considering any storage or shipping fees); test weight; and protein.

In addition, the agency needs at least one of the following: DON/VOM; falling number; or other quality spec of interest.
Growers are asked to send info to Blaine Jacobson at blaine@idahowheat.org.