LEWISTON — A group representing the Taiwan Flour Mills Association came to the Lewis-Clark Valley from September 6-9 to see how Idaho wheat growers maintain a high-quality standard. The TFMA team saw how wheat is tested, stored and prepared for delivery by barge on the Snake River.
As with many other crops, the seeding of barley was delayed in some areas due to the cool-wet spring. One consequence has been a later and longer harvest period in many barley growing areas.
Big beer is still duking it out over corn syrup.
A Union Pacific train struck a tractor-trailer in Caribou County on Saturday night. The incident caused a grain spill but no injuries, authorities said.
BOISE – President Trump announced this weekend that the United States and Japan reached a trade agreement in principle to keep exports of U.S. wheat flowing to a large and critical market for farmers including growers in Idaho.
Wheat farmers throughout the state are reporting average yields and good quality, though they’re harvesting about two weeks behind schedule, according to industry sources.
IDAHO FALLS – The Idaho Barley Commission has reduced its annual revenue projection by about 6 percent for the coming fiscal year, compared with last year.
POCATELLO – Idaho is famous for its iconic potatoes, Washington is known for producing a whole lot of apples and Oregon is well known for its nursery crops.
ABERDEEN — Participants in a recent tour of cereal research plots sampled a special ale, called American Blonde, made with a locally developed malt variety intended to better serve the needs of the growing craft brewing industry.
By John O’Connell
Winter wheat fields throughout Southern and Eastern Idaho may have sustained significant damage from recent early morning frosts, a University of Idaho Extension cereals pathologist warned.
MOSCOW — A partnership between University of Idaho and an international wheat and barley breeding company is yielding its first collaborative wheat varieties, selected for planting in the Pacific Northwest.