Positioned to return more value to wheat buyers and producers

By Vince Peterson
U.S. Wheat Associates President

Recently, I was searching online for some wheat market information to share at an upcoming meeting. I saw a headline that asked, “What country exports the most wheat?” Great, I thought, here we go again with more propaganda about Russia beating the United States in the global wheat export market contest.

Instead, I was quite pleased to scroll down to find that the United States was still the world’s largest wheat exporter in 2017 in terms of “value” according to the “World’s Top Exporters.” Russia produced almost twice the volume of wheat than the United States and more than matched U.S. export volume that year; but at an estimated $6.1 billion, U.S. wheat exports generated $300 million more value than Russian wheat exports. Read the rest of the article here.

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