Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Spring Wheat Emergence Nearing Completion

Spring wheat has emerged across the State with 92% rated between good to excellent. Idaho’s winter wheat crop is also rated at 92% good to excellent.

Idaho’s 2010 winter wheat production is forecast at 62.9 million bushels, unchanged from last month’s forecast, and 11 percent above last year’s crop, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

The yield is forecasted to be 85 bushels per acre. Acres to be harvested at 740,000, represent a 40,000 acre increase from 2009.

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