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US Wheat Associates Wheat Letter – Sept 20, 2018

US Wheat Associates Wheat Letter – Sept 20, 2018

The United States and U.S. Wheat Step Up to Address Yemen’s Desperate Food Needs

Originally published September 11, 2018

By Elizabeth Westendorf, USW Assistant Director of Policy

The United States has been a leader in helping those in need around the world for more than 60 years. In marketing year (MY) 2017/18, the United States sent approximately 800,000 metric tons (MT) of wheat overseas through international food aid programs, according to U.S. Wheat Associates’ internal tracking. Almost half of this amount, 385,000 MT, was soft white (SW) wheat that went to Yemen. Other recipient countries included Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali and Sri Lanka. Read the full article here.

2018 North Asia Marketing Conference Focuses on Quality Improvement

Originally published September 13, 2018

Seventy-nine people participated in the 2018 edition of the biennial U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) North Asia Marketing Conference (NAMC) Aug. 26 to 28 in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. Read the full article here.

Wheat Growers See Challenges and Promise in African Markets

Originally published September 17, 2018

By Steve Mercer, USW Vice President of Communications

Things have changed in Nigeria’s flour milling industry. Members of a U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) Sub-Saharan Africa Board Team meeting with millers in Lagos recently learned more about how the West African nation’s economy and consumer preferences are forcing mills to reduce costs and produce a wider range of flour products without diminishing quality. The Team traveled to Lagos, Nigeria, and Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa. Read the full article here.

Weather Continues to Affect Global Wheat Production

Originally published September 19, 2018

By Stephanie Bryant-Erdmann, USW Market Analyst

To help buyers stay up to date on fundamental production information for the rest of the 2018 world wheat harvest, U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) is providing this round-up of current conditions and forecasts for Canada, Argentina and Australia.. Read the full article here.