As of Tuesday, February 14, 2017
For Idaho County, 2016 saw a dramatic increase in crop production, in comparison to the prior year, per data released by the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Increases, per crop, varied from more than half to one-and-a-half times what producers saw in 2015.
County data is based on reports from September Acreage and Production Survey and County Agricultural Production Survey.
Winter wheat production for 2016 was substantially higher than the prior year: 93.7 bushels per acre for a total 5,536,000 bushels, up nearly 58 percent (2,021,000 bushels) from the year prior.
In 2016, 62,100 acres were planted and 59,100 were harvested, compared with 61,200 planted and 57,200 harvested in 2015.
From 2015 to 2016, spring wheat production in Idaho County was up by 60 percent: a total 497,000 bushels.
Last year, 15,100 acres were planted and 14,600 were harvested for a yield-per-acre of 90.4 bushels. In 2015, 25,500 acres were planted and 24,400 were harvested for a yield-per-acre of 33.7 bushels.
Barley harvest saw a dramatic increase from 2015 to 2016, with production up 174 percent with a difference of 746,000 bushels.
In 2016, 13,800 were planted and 12,600 were harvested for a 93.2 bushel yield-per-acre. In 2015, 11,000 acres were planted and 10,400 harvested for a 41.2 bushel yield per acre.