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Chumrau on Wheat: Harvest Reveals Better HRW Yields, Quality

Chumrau on Wheat: Harvest Reveals Better HRW Yields, Quality

👤By Casey Chumrau, U.S. Wheat Associates 🕔Jul 2, 2015

The latest harvest reports for the 2015 U.S. hard red winter (HRW) wheat crop indicate better than expected results despite the challenging weather events farmers faced earlier this year. Areas of extreme drought and excessive rain still threaten overall yield

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Chumrau on Wheat: Inconsistent Weather Causes Quality Concerns

Chumrau on Wheat: Inconsistent Weather Causes Quality Concerns

👤By Casey Chumrau, U.S. Wheat Associates 🕔Jun 19, 2015

In the May 7 edition of “Wheat Letter,” I discussed how timely rain in the United States and abroad could boost global production potential. Some said that April rain showers in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas saved the winter wheat crop from

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Chumrau on Wheat: ’14-15 Marketing Year in Review

👤By Casey Chumrau, U.S. Wheat Associates 🕔Jun 4, 2015

Marketing year 2014/15 ended May 31 and proved to be another record setting year for wheat in several key categories. Production, supply and total consumption all hit record levels. However, quantity came at the expense of quality in many regions

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Chumrau on Wheat: High Quality U.S. Supplies Available for ’15-16

Chumrau on Wheat: High Quality U.S. Supplies Available for ’15-16

👤By Casey Chumrau, U.S. Wheat Associates 🕔May 21, 2015

In the next week or so, U.S. wheat farmers will start harvesting the first fields of the 2015 season, which is good news for buyers. While some major wheat suppliers around the world have already exhausted old crop supplies and

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Chumrau on Wheat: Timely Rains Should Help Stabilize Global Conditions

👤By Casey Chumrau, U.S. Wheat Associates 🕔May 7, 2015

What were serious concerns about wheat production in key growing areas around the world have eased somewhat in the last few months thanks to timely rainfall. The northern hemisphere’s winter crop is maturing and spring seeding is underway, while southern

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Chumrau on Wheat: Competitive Factors Pressuring U.S. Export Pace

👤By Casey Chumrau, U.S. Wheat Associates 🕔Apr 23, 2015

In a year when record global wheat supplies depressed prices, U.S. farmers have struggled to compete in price sensitive markets. Exports of high protein U.S. classes, often the highest priced, are well ahead of last year but overall sales for

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Chumrau on Wheat: USDA Confirms Lower U.S. Seeding

👤By Casey Chumrau, U.S. Wheat Associates 🕔Apr 9, 2015

As the spring weather emerges and farmers are getting back in their fields, the prospects for the new U.S. wheat crop become clearer. The USDA provided a key piece to the puzzle on March 31 with its first Prospective Plantings

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Chumrau on Wheat: Where More Rain is Needed to Make the HRW Crop

👤By Casey Chumrau, USW Market Analyst 🕔Mar 26, 2015

Spring came early in most parts of the U.S. hard red winter (HRW) wheat belt this year and revealed a crop that looks promising overall — but one that needs a good boost of moisture. Following a mild winter with

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Chumrau on Wheat: Exports Weather Bear Market

👤By Casey Chumrau, U.S. Wheat Associates 🕔Mar 12, 2015

Marketing year 2014/15 has turned into a perfect storm of bearish factors for U.S. wheat exports. Global wheat supplies are even larger than first expected, U.S. prices remain higher than the competition and protein is limited. The abundant supply of

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Chumrau on Wheat: USDA Forecasts Higher Production in 2015-16

👤By Casey Chumrau, U.S. Wheat Associates 🕔Feb 26, 2015

USDA released its Grains and Oilseeds Outlook for the 2015/16 harvest at its annual Agricultural Outlook Forum Feb. 20 in Arlington, VA. Despite lower expected planted acres, USDA predicted a 5 percent increase in total U.S. wheat production in 2015/16. Considering

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