Monday, April 4, 2011

Idaho 2011 Prospective Wheat Plantings Increase

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Spring wheat plantings are expected to be 640,000 acres, 2 percent more than last year. Winter wheat seedings, at 830,000 acres, increased 11 percent from 2010. All wheat planted in Idaho is expected to total 1.49 million acres, up 6 percent from last year.

Other interesting planting news, Idaho farmers intend to seed 390,000 acres of field corn in 2011, up 22 percent from last year. If realized, this will be a new record high for Idaho.

Nationally, wheat producers intend to plant 58.0 million acres for the 2011 crop year, up 8 percent from the previous year. The 2011 winter wheat planted area is estimated at 41.2 million acres, up 10 percent from 2010 and up 1 percent from the previous estimate. Spring wheat growers intend to plant 14.4 million acres this year, up 5 percent from 2010.

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