USW has worked with millers, bakers, food processors and government officials in the People’s Republic of China for more than 25 years. The seemingly relentless increase in Chinese demand for commodities extends to imports of high-quality U.S. wheat, which jumped in 2011/12 and exceeded 29.3 million bushels of HRS, SW, SRW and HRW in 2012/13. China needed to bolster its high-volume strategic wheat stocks after seeing a poor 2013 crop headed for government bins. With favorable prices and knowledge of the U.S. wheat crop and marketing system, China has turned to the United States. In the 2013/14 marketing year, China has purchased more than 135.9 million bushels of U.S. wheat (mostly SRW). That represents more than 15 percent of total U.S. commercial wheat sales through December for the marketing year.