Wheat Tour Scouts Expect Sharply Lower 2018/19 Production

🕔May 3, 2018This week I joined the annual Wheat Quality Council (WQC) Hard Red Wheat (HRW) Tour for an early survey of the new crop. Each year, participants gather in Manhattan, Kan., […]

Wheat Market: Competing for Acres – 2018/19 Global Production to Fall

🕔Apr 19, 2018At first glance, the USDA April 10 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) held very few surprises for wheat. Most reviewers would consider this a bearish report with another […]

Wheat Market: As Always, Weather Is the Wildcard for Planting, Production

🕔Apr 5, 2018According to the March 29 USDA Prospective Plantings report, U.S. total spring-planted area will jump to an estimated 14.1 million acres (5.71 million hectares), 12 percent above 2017/18, if realized. […]

Wheat Market: Global Winter Wheat Conditions a Mixed Bag

🕔Mar 22, 2018The end of March heralds not only the beginning of spring — a crucial time for both winter and spring wheat production — but also the first round of winter […]

Wheat Market: U.S. Acreage Expected to Increase Despite Dry Conditions

🕔Mar 8, 2018Total U.S. planted wheat area will rise 500,000 acres (202,000 hectares) in 2018/19 due to an expected increase in spring wheat area (including durum) according to Joanna Hitchner of the […]

Wheat Market: Early Estimates Expect Black Sea Production to Fall

🕔Feb 22, 2018USDA will issue its first 2018/19 U.S. wheat production estimate on Feb. 23 at its Annual Agricultural Outlook Forum, rounding out the estimates already available for Northern Hemisphere wheat exporting […]

Wheat: Crop Conditions Fall as Drought Worsens

🕔Feb 8, 2018Farmers will tell you that winter wheat is a hardy plant; but for the current U.S. winter wheat crop, one of its most important inputs, water, is increasingly in short […]

Wheat Market: Global Supplies of High Protein Wheat Keep Tightening

🕔Jan 25, 2018In the Nov. 2, 2017, issue of “Wheat Letter,” we analyzed the tight supply of high protein U.S. wheat (minimum of 13.0 percent protein at 12 percent moisture basis (mb)) […]

Wheat Market: Sustained Demand in a New Price Environment

🕔Jan 11, 2018Six months into marketing year 2017/18 (June to May), total U.S. export sales of 19.5 million metric tons (MMT) are 8 percent behind last year’s pace according to USDA Export […]

Wheat Market: Futures Tumble, While Protein Premiums Soar

🕔Dec 14, 2017As the Dec. 12 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) confirms, global wheat supplies are at a record high this year. USDA increased its estimate for 2017/18 global wheat […]

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