Idaho winter wheat planting down in 2015

Idaho planted 750,000 acres of winter wheat in 2015, down 30,000 acres from 2014 according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Harvested area, at 700,000 acres, is down 30,000 acres from 2014.

Winter wheat production in Idaho is 57.4 million bushels, down 2 percent from last year with yield estimated at 82.0 bushels per acre, up 2.0 bushels per acre from 2014.

Spring wheat

Idaho planted 440,000 acres of spring wheat in 2015, down 40,000 acres from 2014. Harvested area, at 425,000 acres, is down 30,000 acres from 2014. Spring wheat production in Idaho is 29.8 million bushels, down 14 percent from last year with yield estimated at 70.0 bushels per acre, down 6.0 bushels per acre from 2014.

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