Friday, July 2, 2010
Idaho All Wheat Acreage Up 4 Percent
Planted acres for all wheat in Idaho are estimated at 1.36 million acres, up 4 percent from 2009, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Acres to be harvested for all wheat are expected at 1.30 million acres, up from 1.25 million acres the previous year. Idaho’s spring wheat seedings, at 560,000 acres, are up 2 percent from the 550,000 acres planted in 2009. Harvested acreage is set at 540,000 acres, an increase of 10,000 acres from last year. Winter wheat seedings of 780,000 acres increased 5 percent from the previous year. Harvested acres are expected to total 740,000 acres, up 40,000 acres from 2009. Area planted to durum wheat is unchanged from last year at 20,000 acres, with 20,000 acres also expected to be harvested for grain.