Friday, April 9, 2010
Wheat Prices Lower in March
USDA released its preliminary prices received by Idaho farmers for the month of March. The report showed increases for all barley, malting barley, dry beans, potatoes, beef cattle, cows, calves, and steers and heifers. Lower prices were received for all wheat and all milk. Alfalfa Hay prices were unchanged.
All wheat planted in Idaho is expected to total 1.38 million acres, up 5 percent from last year. Spring wheat plantings are expected to be 580,000 acres, 5 percent more than last year. Winter wheat seedings, at 780,000 acres, increased 5 percent from 2009 crop. Durum wheat seedings are expected to total 20,000 acres, unchanged from 2009.