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 […]

World Wheat Production, Demand Expected To Increase

The most recent U.S. Wheat Associates “Winter 2021 Wheat Supply and Demand Outlook” indicates the 2020-2021 marketing year set several records. For example, the USDA expects global wheat production to reach 773 million metric tons on increased annual production from some of the world’s top exporters. Steve Mercer, Vice President of Communications for the U.S. […]

U.S. Commercial Wheat Sales Ahead of Last Year’s Pace

USDA estimates that the U.S. will export 26.5 million metric tons of wheat in the 2020-2021 marketing year, which if realized would be 1% of the 2019 pace. However, four months into the marketing year, total U.S. wheat commercial sales are 12% ahead of last year’s pace at 16.8 million metric tons and 15% ahead […]

NASS: NW Winter Wheat Production Up 1%

According to NASS winter wheat production across the northwest increased 1% from May to June. As of June 1st, Washington winter wheat production is forecast at 121 million bushels, up 2% year-over year. Harvested area, at 1.64 million acres, is down 60,000 acres from the 2019. Yield is forecast at 74.0 bushels per acre, up […]