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Wheat Quality Workshop

The Wheat Quality Workshop is held each year at the USDA/ARS Western Wheat Quality Lab in Pullman for wheat growers and allied wheat industry representatives.

The Workshop is an hands-on experience in milling wheat, operating flour and dough testing equipment, baking, learning about wheat characteristics that make excellent end products and learning the science used to qualify varieties for release.

Friday, September 05, 2014
Japanese Milling Managers to Visit Idaho
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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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