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Articles of Interest- Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Saudi Arabia Grows Wheat Production World-Grain – 03/18/2019 Saudi Arabia’s wheat production is expected to skyrocket the next two market years due to the government’s decision to reduce irrigation. Production is forecast at 500,000 tonnes in 2018-19 and 700,000 tonnes in 2019-20, up from 10,000 tonnes in 2017-18, according to a March 14 report from…

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Articles of Interest- Monday, March 18, 2019

Minnesota Farmer Promotes Wheat Worldwide AgWeek – 03/18/2019 Rhonda Larson has just spent a busy late-winter day substitute-teaching: kindergarten in the morning, second grade in the afternoon. But she’s happy to spend the last part of her afternoon talking about agriculture and promoting wheat and U.S. Wheat Associates. “It’s boots-on-the-ground marketing and a long-term commitment,”…

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Articles of Interest- Friday, March 15, 2019

Ecuador’s Wheat Imports to Reach Record Levels World-Grain – 03/14/2019 Ecuador’s wheat imports are expected to reach record levels in 2019-20 as the nation’s economy stabilizes and it becomes more open to trade. Imports are estimated at 1.275 million tonnes, an increase of 25,000 tonnes or 2% from the previous market year, according to a…

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Articles of Interest- Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Wheat Reps: Trade Deal in the Works Capital Press – 03/11/2019 U.S. and Washington wheat industry representatives hope trade deals with Japan, Mexico and Canada can be worked out before they get caught up in politics between President Donald Trump and Democrats. Ben Conner, vice president of policy for U.S. Wheat Associates, provided an update…

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NAWG Weekly Updates, March 08, 2019

PRESS RELEASE: NAWG and the National Wheat Foundation Named New Board Officers at the 2019 Commodity Classic The National Association of Wheat Growers and the National Wheat Foundation wrapped up the 2019 Commodity Classic with a new slate of officers. NAWG President and Southwest Oklahoma farmer Jimmie Musick has passed the gavel down to Vice…

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Articles of Interest- Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Canada Wheat Exports to China Rising World-Grain – 03/01/2019 Canadian wheat exports to China for the August through December period in the 2018-19 grain marketing year were 74% ahead of the three-year average for that period, according to a Feb. 28 Global Agricultural Information Network report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA…

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Articles of Interest- Tuesday, March 5, 2019

US Ag Economic Outlook Seen as Positive but with Slow Growth High Plains Journal – 03/04/2019 Fiscal year 2019 agricultural exports are projected at $141.5 billion, as grain and feed exports are forecast down $100 million to $33.7 billion. Oilseeds and products exports are projected at $27.8 billion, down $100 million from November expectations, driven…

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Articles of Interest- Friday, March 1, 2019

WTO Rules Againt China on Wheat and Rice Subsidies Agri-Pulse – 02/28/2019 In a major victory for U.S. farmers, the World Trade Organization ruled on Thursday that China was improperly propping up its wheat and rice farmers by maintaining artificially high prices for their crops. The ruling by a WTO panel that China had exceeded WTO limits for…

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WTO Dispute Panel Confirms China’s Domestic Agricultural Support Exceeds Limits, Distorts Trade

ARLINGTON, Virginia — U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) welcomes the ruling today by a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute panel that Chinese government payments to farmers for wheat exceed China’s aggregate measure of support (AMS) commitments and significantly distort global wheat trade. The panel was formed after the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) challenged China’s domestic agricultural…

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Articles of Interest- Monday, February 25, 2019

Mexico is Essential Market for Kansas Wheat Farmers Kansas Wheat – 02/22/2019 With discussions on trade dominating the public discourse, it is vital for Kansas wheat farmers to preserve a trading partnership with our neighbor to the south. Mexico has become the largest buyer of U.S. wheat in the world. Mexico buys about 106.5 million bushels…

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Articles of Interest – Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Russia’s Agriculture Ministry to Set Up New Grain Exporters’ Union Successful Farming – 2/11/2019 The Russian wheat market witnesses further price growth. On average, export prices for Russian wheat closed the week up another $3-4/MT FOB in both deep-water and smaller ports. So, they reached a four-year high, reports UkrAgroConsult. The growth drivers include mostly domestic factors:…

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Articles of Interest – Monday, February 11, 2019

Russian Wheat Export Prices Reached a Four-Year High Last Week Black Sea Grain – 2/8/2019 The Russian wheat market witnesses further price growth. On average, export prices for Russian wheat closed the week up another $3-4/MT FOB in both deep-water and smaller ports. So, they reached a four-year high, reports UkrAgroConsult. The growth drivers include mostly domestic…

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