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.