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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. 

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Winter Wheat Production in Northwest Region Down 19 Percent from Last Year

Idaho planted 780,000 acres of winter wheat in 2014, unchanged from 2013. Harvested area, at 730,000 acres, is down 10,000 acres from 2013. Winter wheat production in Idaho is 58.4 million bushels, down 8 percent from last year with yield estimated at 80.0 bushels per acre, down 6.0 bushels per acre from 2013.

Idaho planted 480,000 acres of spring wheat in 2014, down 50,000 acres from 2013. Harvested area, at 455,000 acres, is down 55,000 acres from 2013. Spring wheat production in Idaho is 34.6 million bushels, down 12 percent from last year with yield estimated at 76.0 bushels per acre, down 1.0 bushel per acre from 2013.

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