Chumrau: UI Cookie Will Benefit Growers In Several Ways

Last month, the Idaho Wheat Commission announced the licensing of UI Cookie a new soft white spring variety. Casey Chumrau, IWC Executive Director said UI Cookie has excellent yield, superior end-use quality and easy threshing ability. She added there’s currently excellent demand for all soft whites, both winter and spring. “About 65% of the Idaho […]

Idaho Wheat To Host Direct Seed Workshop On Thursday

In perhaps a sign of a return to normalcy, the Idaho Wheat Commission will hold an in person workshop Thursday in Idaho Falls, focused on Direct Seed techniques. “We will talk about fertility and drilling options and different machinery options,” said Casey Chumrau, Executive Director of Idaho Wheat. “And there will be really good interaction […]

Chumrau: CFAP2 Will Have A Big Impact On Idaho Wheat Growers

For wheat growers in Idaho, 2020 has two very distinct story lines. The first involved a very good harvest statewide. Casey Chumrau, Executive Director of the Idaho Wheat Commission said harvest numbers were really strong statewide, with all regions reporting not only great yields but excellent quality. Unfortunately, prices this year were not what grower […]

Chumrau: I Look Forward To Connecting With Idaho Wheat Growers

After years with Blaine Jacobson at the helm, the Idaho Wheat Commission has a new Executive Director. Casey Chumrau comes to the IWC after years of international experience with U.S. Wheat Associates, experience she said allows her to help the local grower in a challenging international market. One of the biggest issues facing Idaho growers […]

Idaho Wheat Commission’s Blaine Jacobson Retiring

After 18 years as Executive Director of the Idaho Wheat Commission, Blaine Jacobson is retiring at the end of the month. Jacobson, 65, notified the commission of his plans to step down in June 2019. Jacobson will be replaced by Casey Chumrau, formerly the South America marketing manager and market analyst for U.S. Wheat Associates, […]