Idaho Wheat Commission

News Release

October 12, 2018

Idaho Wheat Commission
821 W. State Street
Boise, Idaho 83702

Idaho Wheat Production Exceeds 100 Million Bushels

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Idaho’s total wheat production yield was more than 100 million bushels in 2018.

Winter wheat: 720,000 acres of winter wheat were planted in 2018, with 680,000 acres harvested.  Winter wheat yields averaged 90 bushels per acre.  Harvested acres of winter wheat are up 10,000 acres from 2017 and production is up 14 percent over the previous year at 61.2 million bushels.

Spring wheat: Idaho growers planted 460,000 acres of spring wheat and harvested 445,000 acres, both up 30,000 over 2017.  Spring wheat production in Idaho totaled 42.3 million bushels, up 20 percent from last year with yields estimated at 95 bushels per acre, an increase of 10 bushels per acre over the previous year.

Durum wheat: Planted and harvested acres of durum wheat were down 45 percent and 44 percent respectively, but yields increased by 110 percent per acre over 2017.