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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. 

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Taking a Look at Price Spreads from Farm to Consumer
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Winter Wheat Production in Northwest Region Down 2 Percent from Last Year

Idaho planted 750,000 acres of winter wheat in 2015, down 30,000 acres from 2014. Harvested area, at 700,000 acres, is down 30,000 acres from 2014. Winter wheat production in Idaho is 57.4 million bushels, down 2 percent from last year.

Idaho planted 440,000 acres of spring wheat in 2015, down 40,000 acres from 2014. Harvested area, at 425,000 acres, is down 30,000 acres from 2014. Spring wheat production in Idaho is 29.8 million bushels, down 14 percent from last year.