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PNW SWW Marketing Plan

Project: PNW SWW Quality Report
Investigator: Wheat Marketing Center, Portland, Oregon

Cooperators: Idaho Wheat Commission Oregon Wheat Commission Washington Wheat Commission U. S. Wheat Associates

Abstract:
Currently, about 80 percent of soft white wheat grown in the Pacific Northwest is sold to international buyers. Wheat importers have asked for additional information about the end-use quality of this crop. Competing countries provide extensive wheat and flour information to customers.

Objectives:
1. Provide information about the functional and end-use quality characteristics that are helpful to buyers of soft white wheat.
2. Use this information to assist buyers of soft white in making purchasing decisions.

Procedures:
1. Collect soft white wheat samples. The same samples that are being collected by NASS for the Crop Quality Survey are used for this project.
2. Utilize the USW soft white wheat utilization matrix to identify the wheat, flour, and dough rheological tests that are desired by the buyers of U.S. soft white wheat.
3. Report results on a regional basis to farmers, the international grain trade and customers of soft white wheat.
4. A PNW SWW Quality Report will be published as soon as possible after harvest.

For the latest copy of the PNW Soft White Wheat Quality Report contact the IWC office.

Friday, February 13, 2015
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Idaho Annual Crop Production
Winter wheat acres planted in Idaho are estimated at 760,000 acres, down 20,000 acres from last year. Harvested area is forecast at 720,000 acres, down 1 percent from 2014.

Idaho spring wheat planted acres increased from 480,000 acres in 2014 to 570,000 acres in 2015.

All Wheat stored in all positions on June 1, 2015 totaled 18.5 million bushels in Idaho, up from 13.4 million bushels a year ago. Off-farm stocks were up 9 percent, while on-farm stocks were up 243 percent compared to the previous year.