USDA Breaks Down Wheat Balance Sheet

Unlike most crops this month, USDA has little production information to go by in looking at the domestic balance sheet, so World Outlook Board Chair, Mark Jekanowski, says the focus is on the demand side of  of the ledger. “We pulled back our import forecast by 10 million bushels. Reflecting what we’re seeing the data […]

AP Illiad “The Best Of Both Worlds”

Wheat growers, as you look ahead to next year, you may be searching for a new variety after the struggles of 2021. Riley Hille with AgriPro said this fall, their newest variety AP Illiad moves into full production. She added that they really hit their stride with this soft white winter variety. “Kind of the […]

Spring Wheat Harvest Ahead Of Schedule

According to USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey, Spring wheat harvest is “racing ahead” amid very dry conditions. He noted as of August 8th, more than a third of the crop, 38%, had been harvested. Which is nearly twice the five year average of 21% . “It is more than double last year’s pace when we saw just […]

Idaho Wheat Commission Launches Webinar Series

The Idaho Wheat Commission recently launched a monthly webinar focused on industry questions specific to the Pacific Northwest. Casey Chumrau, Executive Director of the Wheat Commission says growers can participate in these webinar live and have their questions addressed. “Weed control, we had a China lettuce topic, we did some grain marketing. We also covered […]

WSDA Continues Efforts To Eradicate Vineyard Snail

The Washington State Department of Agriculture continues efforts to eradicate the vineyard snail, an invasive species first discovered at the Port of Tacoma. The WSDA’s Karla Salp said the snails attack grasses, including wheat, so it can it become a problem for growers especially when the snails gum up the harvest equipment. “Luckily, they’re not […]

Midwest Wheat Farmers Report Harvest Progress

When taking a look at winter wheat nationwide, one-third of the crop has been harvested. According to USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey, that 33% figure is behind the five-year average of 40% and also off of last year’s 59% harvested at this time. But, he said, it’s worth noting that many producers made tremendous progress over […]

World Wheat Crop Continues To Increase

When it comes to wheat production worldwide, records continue to be broken. The latest USDA forecast calls for a 5.5 million ton increase in wheat production globally. World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Mark Jekanowski, said while the U.S. participated in that increase with a projected .7% rise in production, most of the increase originates from […]

Australia Wheat Production Up This Season

A rebound in wheat production down in Australia is expected to add to a record global production estimate for this season. USDA World Agriculture Outlook Chairman, Mark Jekanowski, said this year’s crop looks to be impressive. “Off to a new record of 33 million metric tons more than doubled last year’s production Australia had suffered […]

Wheat Conditions Struggling Nationwide

Nationally, wheat futures have rallied this week, primarily because of the wheat conditions across the Midwest. USDA Outlook Board Chairman, Mark Jekanowski, said for example in Texas only 28% of its wheat crop is rated good to excellent shape. “But it’s still a little bit too early at this point to make any real assessment […]

Will Higher Prices Lead To More Wheat Plantings?

Given the strong prices reported as of recent, there is a lot of speculation of what’s going to happen to wheat acreage in the upcoming season.Last year’s average wheat price was $4.59 a bushel. Last week, prices were well over $6.00. Last year U.S. wheat growers planted the lowest acreage ever reported. USDA Outlook Chairman […]