Recent news and highlights from around the U.S. wheat industry.
Speaking of Wheat. “We’re proud to grow the best quality wheat you’ll find anywhere. But we can’t feed the world if we can’t get it to market… Multiple modes of transportation to Portland help us better serve our customers and be regarded as a reliable supplier throughout the world.” — Joseph Anderson, a wheat farmer from Genesee, Idaho, and Idaho Wheat Commission Chairman.
Market Analyst Position Opens. The U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) Market Analyst position in its Arlington, Va., Headquarters Office helps USW fulfill its mission through in-depth analysis of global wheat production, trade and pricing, and reporting relevant information to domestic and international stakeholders on a regular basis. Learn more about this position at this link.
2021 National Wheat Yield Contest Opens. The National Wheat Foundation (NWF) is now accepting grower enrollment for the 2021 National Wheat Yield Contest. Entry categories include winter wheat and spring wheat, with dryland and irrigated subcategories. Entries are judged on yield quantity and functional quality. Learn more about the contest online.
The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) is Hiring a Director of Communications and Partnerships to implement a strategic communications and partnerships plan to increase awareness of NAWG and association policies at the national and state levels, as well as on Capitol Hill. Learn more here.
USDA Has Lowered its World Wheat Ending Stocks Estimate by 3% to 304 million metric tons (MMT), still a record level and 10% more than the 5-year average. USDA now expects the United States to export 10.1 MMT of HRW, 7.76 MMT of HRS, 2.04 MMT of SRW, 6.12 MMT of white wheat (soft and hard), and 820,000 metric tons (MT) of durum in 2020/21. Read more here.
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