September 2, 2014

  • Idaho’s 2010 wheat crop is expected to be valued at 542 million dollars.
  • The average yield per acre of winter wheat is 82.0 bushels. Spring Wheat is 78 bushels per acre.
  • Idaho wheat growers harvested 1.34 million acres of wheat in 2010.
  • The average price for wheat in 2010 was $6.20 a bushel.
  • Nationally, Idaho ranks fifth for wheat and wheat product exports.
  • Wheat is grown in 42 of the 44 counties in Idaho. Boise and Shoshone counties are the exception.
  • Bingham County harvested the most acres of wheat in Idaho in 2010. Nez Perce county ranked second in wheat production.
  • There are six classes of wheat; Hard Red Spring, Soft White, Hard Red Winter, Soft Red Winter, Durum, Hard White.
  • Soft White Wheat is the most popular wheat grown in Idaho.
  • Soft White Wheat is used in flat breads, cakes, biscuits, pastries, crackers, Asian-style noodles and snack foods.
  • Hard Red Winter is used in pan breads, Asian noodles, hard rolls, flat breads and general-purpose flour.
  • Hard Red Spring is used in pan breads, hearth breads, rolls, croissants, bagels, hamburger buns, pizza crust and used for blending.
  • Durum is used in pasta, couscous and some Mediterranean breads.
  • Soft Red Winter is used in pastries, cakes, cookies, crackers, pretzels, flat breads.
  • Hard White wheat is used in Asian noodles, whole wheat or high extraction flour applications, pan breads and flat breads.