Wheat Harvest

A wheel line runs through a field of wheat in the Tyhee area. Harvest is going to start late this year because of the weather.

POCATELLO — Idaho’s fall wheat harvest is starting roughly seven to 10 days later than the five-year average, and early yields are down about 10 percent from last summer’s record volume, Idaho Wheat Commission Executive Director Blaine Jacobson estimated.

As of July 23, Jacobson said harvest was underway in the Lewiston, Glenns Ferry and southwest Boise areas. He estimated 3 million bushels had been harvested, with good overall quality, protein levels and test weights.

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