U.S. Wheat Closing Cairo Office

Dan Industry News Release, Wheat

U.S. Wheat Associates announced it would close its office located in Cairo, Egypt in December. U.S. Wheat President Vince Peterson called the decision “difficult.” However, he said the organization saw a need to begin adjusting its activities in the Middle East and North Africa several years ago as the supply of significantly lower-priced wheat from Russia increased. The organization previously …

Tropical Storm Nate Causes Crop Quality Coincerns

Dan Alabama, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Weather, Wheat

Soggy cotton and waterlogged peanuts have farmers concerned about crop quality in the wake of Tropical Storm Nate, which brought 35 mph winds and torrential rain to parts of Alabama last week. It’s too early to accurately calculate yield loss from the storm, though farmers like Dallas County’s Wendy Yeager say damage was less than anticipated. “I expected it to …

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Southern Region October Crop Production

Dan Alabama, Corn, Cotton, Crop Forecasts, Field Crops, Florida, Georgia, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat

The Southern Region October Crop Production has Corn production in the United States is forecast at 14.3 billion bushels, down 6 percent from last year. Based on conditions as of October 1, yields are expected to average 171.8 bushels per acre. Soybean production is forecast at a record high 4.43 billion bushels, up 3 percent from last year. All cotton …


Gluten Free Wheat Near Reality

Dan Industry News Release, Wheat

Researchers in Europe are close to creating a gluten-free bread. A team of scientists using CRISPR gene-editing technology has found a way to reduce the number of gluten proteins in an individual wheat kernel. In doing so, they were able to create a plant that could be used in the future to make flour for bread that can be considered …

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Soft Durum Wheat Opens Door to Expand Food Uses

Dan Industry News Release, Wheat

Soft Svevo, a new soft durum wheat variety developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and their collaborators, could expand the market for wheat. Traditional durum wheats are primarily grown as a source of semolina—a coarse meal used to make pasta, couscous, and other products. However, producing semolina requires specialized mills that can grind durum wheat’s rock-hard kernels. This, in …


WTO Will Investigate U.S. Complaint over China

Dan Corn, Industry News Release, Trade, Wheat

The World Trade Organization has created a dispute panel to investigate U.S. complaints regarding import quotas by China. The panel came at the request of the U.S. regarding quotas on wheat, rice, and corn. The panel on tariff rate quotas for agricultural products was automatically established as it was the second request by the United States at the WTO Dispute …


U.S. DDGS Exports Up 16 Percent To Southeast Asia

Dan Corn, Wheat

U.S. exports of distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to Southeast Asia have increased 16 percent so far this marketing year, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and analysis by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC). The Southeast Asian region – which includes Brunei, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam – currently represents the …

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Agri View: Weather Is Important for Crop Outlook

Dan Agri View, Cotton, Wheat

Everett Griner talks about the crop outlook for 2017, factoring in the weather, in today’s Agri View.       Market analysts were predicting another tough year for cotton and grain farmers back in early April. In storage, supplies of all crops were above average and early planting intentions from the March survey were higher than expected. But still, market …