Recent news and highlights from around the U.S. wheat industry.
Speaking of Wheat. “I am already looking forward to the next [year]. Cautiously. Hopefully wiser. Praying for rain. For more understanding. Thankful for what we have, have had, and will have. That this one is behind us, and better times are on the horizon. We’ll see you in ‘22.” – Cassidy Marn, Executive Vice President, Montana Wheat and Barley Committee, in a message to industry as a challenging crop year was ending in the state.
Ask the Wheat Foods Council Anything. On Sept. 9, 2021, at 11 a.m. EDT, the Wheat Foods Council is bringing all four of its expert advisors together in its first “Ask Us Anything” webinar. Sports Nutrition, Diet & Exercise, Gut Health, and Wheat Breeding questions will all be addressed. Learn more and register for the webinar here.
High Prices, Strong Demand Mean Back-to-Back Records for U.S. Ag Exports. USDA recently projected that U.S. farm exports will set a sales record of $173.5 billion during the current fiscal year, far above the previous record of $156.8 billion. Sales in fiscal 2022 could reach $177.5 billion. China will account for $1 of every $5 in exports during the two-year span, USDA predicted. Read more here.
Borlaug Dialogue 2021. Offered in a virtual format October 20 to 22, this event will focus on several critical areas in food systems transformation including Research & Innovation; Gender Equity & Equitable Livelihoods; Nutrition-Sensitive Food Systems; and International Cooperation. The World Food Prize sponsor of the Borlaug Dialogue believes there is an opportunity to gain momentum toward improved food systems surrounding its event, the UN Food Systems Summit and other global events, Click here for more information.
Upcoming IGP Institute Flour Milling Courses. The IGP Institute in Manhattan, KS, has several upcoming flour milling short courses on its schedule. Courses in this curriculum area cover all aspects of managing the process from grain selection to finished products. Courses will explore technical milling, mill management practices, quality control, food safety, flowsheet design, process automation and controls, process efficiencies, hard and soft wheat milling, maintenance, and more. Learn more about course details and how to register here.
U.S. Wheat Associates Publishes Commercial Sales every Thursday, documenting wheat export sales-to-date by country and class for the current marketing year compared to the previous marketing year on the same date. The report includes a 10-year commercial sales history by class and country. Data is sourced from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Weekly Export Sales Report. Read the latest report on the USW website.
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