Quality of Idaho wheat crop 'superb' this year
September 27, 2017
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Although Idaho wheat production is down 9 percent from last year and 5 percent from the five-year average, growers and industry leaders are reporting excellent overall quality.
The Capital Press reports (http://bit.ly/2xK5qI5 ) Idaho Wheat Commission Executive Director Blaine Jacobson says the size of the wheat crop is down, but the quality is just "superb."
Idaho's average wheat yield set a record of 91.3 bushels per acre in 2016, exceeding the previous record of 85.5 bushels per acre set in 2004. Industry leaders and growers say this year's average yield — the 2017...