NASS: All Wheat Stocks Stored in NW Up 9% From 2019 Figures

According to the 2020 numbers released by NASS, all wheat stocks in storage across the Northwest were up 9% year over year. As of December 1st, 84.7 million bushels of wheat was being stored in Idaho, up from 77.9 million bushels a year earlier.  Off-farm stocks were up 19%, while on-farm stocks were down 3% […]

NW 2020 Wheat Plantings & Hay Harvest Up

Northwest growers plated more wheat in 2020. All wheat planted in Idaho totaled 1.24 million acres last year, up 4% from 2019. Harvested acres hit 1.16 million, up 3% from the previous year. All wheat production totaled 113 million bushels, up 14% year over year. Yield is estimated at 96.7 bushels per acre, up 8.9 […]

NW 2021 Wheat Seedings down 2%, U.S. Plantings Up 5%

Going against the national trend, Northwest wheat growers planted fewer acres for the 2021 season. Idaho growers seeded 740,000 acres of winter wheat for the 2021 crop, up 3% from 2020, and 1 percent above the 2019 crop. Oregon farmers planted 710,000 acres of winter wheat, down 4% from the 2020 crop and down 4% […]

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 […]

USDA: Spring Wheat Harvest Nearly Done

We’re getting ready to close the books on the 2020 spring wheat harvest. As USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey took a final look at this year’s season, he noted 96% of the crop has been harvested, which is on-par with the five-year average, and well ahead of last year’s 84%. “Harvest in the six major production […]

Rippey: Northwest Lags Behind In Winter Wheat Harvest

The 2020 winter wheat harvest is nearly complete nationwide. USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey said 95% of this year’s crop has been harvested. While that figure is slightly behind the five year average, it is ahead of where we were this time last year. Those locations that are not where they should be for this time […]

Coronavirus Impacting Local Wheat Growers In A Variety Of Ways

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on agriculture has varied commodity to commodity. For the wheat industry, COVID-19’s impact has been more subtle and in some cases delayed. Michelle Hennings, Executive Director of the Washington Association of Wheat Growers said she’s heard of wheat growers receiving spot checks from Labor and Industries to ensure the […]

NAWG Calls For All Wheat Classes To Be Covered Under CFAP

Last week, the USDA announced the addition of several commodities to Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. The USDA also hinted that additional commodities may be added to the CFAP list in the coming weeks. Currently, durum and hard red spring wheat classes are covered under CFAP while hard red winter, soft red winter, and soft white […]

Winter Wheat Harvest Moves To The Northwest

We’ve reached the half way point of winter wheat harvest nationally. “Reaching 56% completion by July 5th. One point ahead of the 5 year average and substantially ahead of last year’s 42%,” said USDA Meteorologist, Brad Rippey. He added at this point Oklahoma is the first major production state to wrap up harvest. “And just […]

Winter Wheat Harvest Moving North

Winter wheat harvest is underway, and it is moving northward. “Nationally 41% of the winter wheat harvested on June 28th that is equal to the five year average and significantly ahead of last year’s harvest pace just 26% of the crop harvested on June 28th 2019,” noted USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey. He continued that this […]