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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. 

Monday, March 10, 2014
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All Wheat Acres Planted in the Northwest Region Down 3 Percent for 2014
Barley Acres Planted in the Northwest Region Down 6 Percent from Last Year
Northwest Region Expected to Plant 650,000 Acres of Corn in 2014

Wheat producers, in Idaho, expect to plant 1.20 million acres of wheat for harvest this year, down 8 percent from 2013.
Winter wheat acres planted are estimated at 700,000 acres, down 9 percent from last year. Planted acres of Durum wheat, in Idaho, are estimated at 11,000 for 2014, unchanged from the previous year. Spring wheat planted acres, excluding Durum, are expected to total 490,000 acres, down 8 percent from last year.