U.S. Wheat Associates Out With “Wholesome” Film

On Tuesday, U.S. Wheat Associates rolled out a movie they created, titled “Wholesome: The Journey of U.S. Wheat”. The USW’s Steve Mercer said the 25-minute film will shows how everyone in the export supply system works to maintain the character of American wheat. “Through this film, the people at every step of the journey to […]

Wheat Export Values Firm on Increased Futures, Export Value

Wheat futures prices have reached unexpected heights recently. Higher futures prices usually pressure export basis values when farmers sell wheat into the rally because that increases exportable U.S. wheat supplies. However, U.S. Wheat Associates points out the market is undergoing a completely different phenomenon. Extremely tight elevation capacity here in the Northwest and out of […]

Chumrau: I Look Forward To Connecting With Idaho Wheat Growers

After years with Blaine Jacobson at the helm, the Idaho Wheat Commission has a new Executive Director. Casey Chumrau comes to the IWC after years of international experience with U.S. Wheat Associates, experience she said allows her to help the local grower in a challenging international market. One of the biggest issues facing Idaho growers […]

Idaho Wheat Commission’s Blaine Jacobson Retiring

After 18 years as Executive Director of the Idaho Wheat Commission, Blaine Jacobson is retiring at the end of the month. Jacobson, 65, notified the commission of his plans to step down in June 2019. Jacobson will be replaced by Casey Chumrau, formerly the South America marketing manager and market analyst for U.S. Wheat Associates, […]

China Makes Large Purchase of U.S. Wheat

The wheat industry was energetic late last week on the news that Chinese buyers purchases 340,000 metric tons, or 12.5 million bushels of U.S. hard red winter wheat. The purchase is scheduled for delivery during the 2020-2021 marketing year. This represents the largest purchase by China since the country implemented retaliatory tariffs against U.S. wheat […]

Opportunity Ahead for More U.S. Wheat Exports to Brazil

Brazil is set to open a tariff-rate quota on wheat imports, a potential opportunity for U.S. wheat producers. The quota will allow 750,000 metric tons of wheat to enter Brazil duty-free from outside of South America. The agreement comes 24 years after Brazil joined the World Trade Organization in 1995.   Both U.S. Wheat Associates […]

U.S Wheat Associates Very Happy On News Of Trade Deal With Japan

On Sunday, President Trump announced a trade agreement in principle with Japan, keeping exports of American products, such as wheat, moving into a very large market.  While few details have been released, and it still needs to be approved by Japan’s Legislature, U.S. Wheat Associates applauded the deal.  USW Vice President Steve Mercer said the […]

GE Wheat Found in Washington

The USDA is investigating the discovery of Genetically Engineered wheat growing in an unplanted field in Washington.  APHIS officials said the wheat in question is resistant to glyphosate, but there is no evidence the wheat in question entered the food supply.  USDA is working with state, industry and trading partners, to determine from where the […]

USWA Talks Wheat In Cancun

The American wheat industry is in the spotlight this week in Cancun, Mexico as the U.S. Wheat Associates hosts its Mexican Wheat Trade Conference.  U.S. Wheat chairman Chris Kolstad, said Mexico continues to be a priority.   “Mexico has been a good friend of ours, for a lot of years, and they are our southern […]