USDA’s June 1 crop production forecast has Idaho’s winter wheat up 51% from last year’s production at more than 68 million bushels.  Current yields are around 94 bushels per acre, a significant increase over the 71 bushels per acre in 2021.  Idaho’s 2021 wheat crop was down 32%, which included both winter and spring wheat production, yielding 76.5 million bushels compared to the uncommonly high 112.5 million bushels of the previous year.  Idaho’s farmers typically produce more than 100 million bushels of wheat annually.  An unseasonably cold and wet spring are the primary contributors to the more positive outlook for 2022 production.  

Forecasts indicate wheat production in Idaho will be much higher this year