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Articles of Interest- Monday, March 25, 2019

Low Wheat Prices May Not be the Cure for Low Prices Southwest Farm Press – 03/22/2019 An old cliché says, “The cure for low prices is low prices.” In today’s world wheat market, this may not be true. The belief that higher wheat production results in lower prices also may not always be true. Current…

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Articles of Interest- Wednesday, March 20, 2019

American Ag Sows the Seeds for Foreign Markets of the Future Agri-Pulse– 03/19/2019 If there’s one certain thing, it’s that American farmers, with the aid of technological innovation, will continue to be some of the most prolific food and fiber producers in the world. That’s why, especially in an increasingly volatile trade landscape where major…

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Joint Statement – Wheat Farmers Welcome New Export Opportunity from Trump Administration Agreement with Brazil

ARLINGTON, Virginia — U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) welcome today’s announcement by President Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro that Brazil has agreed to implement a duty-free tariff rate quota (TRQ) for wheat, a longstanding obligation under Brazil’s World Trade Organization (WTO) commitments. This agreement opens an annual…

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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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Farmers Encouraged To Participate In Annual Survey

Wheat and Hay Growers Should Anticipate Calls in March/April St. Paul, MN: The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is encouraging farmers to take part in its annual pesticide and fertilizer use survey. This year the phone survey is directed at wheat and hay growers. The data helps the MDA track the use of agricultural chemicals…

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Articles of Interest- Monday, March 11, 2019

Southeast Asia Returns to Black Sea for New Crop Wheat S&P Global – 03/11/2019 End-users in Southeast Asia have started purchasing new crop wheat from the Black Sea, three to four months ahead of the harvest, attracted by the recent slump in wheat prices…On March 5, a buyer in Thailand booked two 60,000 mt feed…

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U.S. Wheat Associates – Wheat Letter

March 7, 2019 Positioned to Return More Value to Wheat Buyers and Producers Originally published February 28, 2019 By Vince Peterson, USW President Recently, I was searching online for some wheat market information to share at an upcoming meeting. I saw a headline that asked: “What country exports the most wheat?” Great, I thought, here…

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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- 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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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- Monday, February 4, 2019

Rumors Signal Wheat Sale Action The Western Producer – 01/31/2019 Wheat markets received a shot in the arm last week with reports that two big international customers would be purchasing large volumes of U.S. wheat..Steve Mercer, spokesperson for U.S. Wheat Associates, said the two reports are just rumours right now. “There is no confirmation that…

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