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Bread in a Bag Program

What is the Bread in a Bag Program?

Bread in a Bag is an educational, fun, hands-on activity allowing students to make their own wheat food product (bread, pizza, pretzels, tortillas) from scratch. The wheat food product can be baked in the school’s cafeteria, or at home while they learn the history of wheat, its nutritional importance, and the economic benefits of Idaho’s wheat industry to the state of Idaho.

The Bread in a Bag program, sponsored by the wheat growers of Idaho, is now in its 25th year with over 10,000 students participating last year.  The Idaho Wheat Commission provides each teacher with a Teacher’s Guide with detailed instructions on how to conduct the activity, a Student Guide for each child, which includes 7 recipes and fun facts about wheat, and an educational poster. 

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.