India Considers Allowing More Wheat Shipments

India has a great deal of wheat sitting at ports because of a sudden ban on exports that prevented dealers from loading cargoes. Reuters said trade and government sources say that the Indian government is considering allowing traders to ship out some of that wheat. The Indian government banned wheat exports over a week ago […]

Kansas/Oklahoma Winter Wheat Tour Finding Lower Yields

Last week, scouts on the Wheat Quality Council’s 2022 winter wheat tour traveled from Colby to Wichita, Kansas, stopping in wheat fields along six different routes. The scouts surveyed 254 wheat fields throughout western, central, and southern Kansas and northern counties in Oklahoma. The wheat in Southwest Kansas looks rough because of drought, and South […]

U.S. Wheat Prices to Keep Climbing, USDA Says

USDA is forecasting production of all wheat for this upcoming marketing year to be up from this past season but only by 83 million bushels, at a bit over 1.7 billion. Wheat growers planted almost 47.5 million acres, but the Midwest drought has been relentless, and USDA now projects growers will only get a crop […]

Vilsack: Ukraine War Makes Addressing Hunger More Challenging

Efforts to feed the world’s growing populations is under more strain than normal right now, partly because of disruptions in food supplies coming out of Ukraine. “We have a twin challenge here,” noted USDA head Tom Vilsack. “We’ve got an immediate global food security challenge by virtue of the disruption that the invasion has caused […]

First 2022 Winter Wheat Production Calls for Lower Yield

According to NASS, American farmers are expected to produce 1.17 billion bushels of winter wheat this year. The forecast, the first for winter wheat production in 2022, calls for an 8% drop from 2021. As of May 1st, the U.S. yield is expected to average 47.9 bushels per acre, down 2.3 bushels from last year’s […]

Ukraine Facing Grain Storage Crunch

A sharp fall in exports resulting from the Russian invasion is causing a significant shortage of storage facilities in Ukraine for the 2022-2023 season. Analyst APK-Inform said that Ukraine is getting forced to export grain by train over its western border or from smaller ports along the Danube River. APK-Inform said that Ukraine’s exports may […]

Borror: Russian War Having An Impact On Red Meat Sector

According to the U.S. Meat Export Federation, the war in Ukraine has already had an impact on the Red Meat arena, and that impact will continue for the foreseeable future. USMEF Vice President of Economic Analysis Erin Borror said Russia, Ukraine and Belarus export red meat, but the impact is somewhat muted at 60,000 tons […]

CME Group to Launch Canadian Wheat Futures

CME Group announced last week the launch of Canadian Wheat futures on June 13, pending regulatory review. The contract offers market participants a new tool to directly manage exposure to the Canadian wheat market. Tim Andriesen, Managing Director of Agricultural Products at CME Group, said, “Canada is the world’s second largest producer of spring wheat […]

NASS: Barley, Chickpeas Acres Set To Drop This Year In Idaho

According to NASS farmers across Idaho intend to plant a little more wheat and hay in the year ahead, but in response, producers plan on planting less barley, sugar beets and corn in 2022. The March 31st, NASS report also shows Idaho growers plan to reduce the amount of chickpeas and dry beans planted this […]

Light Stripe Rust Detected In The PNW

Washington State University said stripe rust was discovered around the Mt. Vernon area earlier this month. The wheat stripe rust, discovered April 13th-14th, was up to 60% severity on susceptible varieties, while barley stripe rust was up to 40% severity in susceptible varieties. According to school officials, although barley stripe rust was relatively uniform and […]