Friday, August 13, 2010
Idaho Spring Wheat Production Increases 9 Percent
Based on conditions as of August 1, Idaho’s spring wheat yield is forecast at 82.0 bushels per acre, up 2 bushels per acre from the July 1 forecast and up 5 bushels per acre from 2009, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service. If realized, this will be the highest spring wheat yield on record, 2 bushels per acre above the record. Production of 44.3 million bushels from 540,000 harvested acres is up 9 percent from last year. Idaho’s winter wheat yield of 89.0 bushels per acres is up 2 bushels per acre from last month and up 8 bushels per acre from last year. Producers expect to harvest 740,000 acres of winter wheat with a total production of 65.9 million bushels, up 16 percent from last year bringing Idaho’s total all wheat production to 110,140,000 million bushels.