Sunday, August 23, 2009

Wheat Harvest


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Wheat Harvest Underway in Upper Valley

Idaho Falls--Cool, wet weather across Idaho slowed the 2009 wheat harvest; add over supply both domestically and internationally and Idaho farmers could find a flat market come harvest time. But most take the news in stride, and looking forward to getting the crop in.

“It’s not doom and gloom,” said Matt Gellings of Idaho Falls, “We’re off just a bit, we’re going to be average maybe a bit below, every year is so different.

The expected Idaho winter wheat harvest should finish up at 700,000 acres, that’s down 3 percent from last year, according to the Aug. 1 forecast. The yields should top 83 bushels an acre, up 8 bushels from last year.

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