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Ag organizations remind appropriators to maintain export market development funding

American farmers and rural businesses need continued investment in the Market Access Program (MAP) and the Foreign Market Development (FMD) Program to make up for lost export opportunities in the pandemic and to fight foreign competition. That is the message the Coalition to Promote U.S. Agricultural Exports sent March 9, 2021, in letters to House and Senate Agricultural Appropriations Subcommittee ... Read More »

Wheat industry welcomes final Congressional passage of the Grain Standards Reauthorization Act

From U.S. Wheat Associates and the National Association of Wheat Growers Today, the House of Representatives passed the United States Grain Standards Reauthorization Act (GSA) of 2020, S. 4054. The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) applauds both the House and Senate for their bipartisan work to move the bill forward and reauthorize the GSA through September 30, 2025. NAWG ... Read More »

Congressional elections could impact commodity prices most, expert says

From the Capital Press Which parties control the U.S. House and Senate — and not the outcome of the presidential election — will impact the commodity markets most, an agricultural economist says. “It’s pretty clear that the Senate and the House aren’t going to change leadership, so that’s some certainty that’s been interjected into the market,” said Randy Fortenbery, small ... Read More »

Without profitable prices, leaders fear future of U.S. wheat at risk

From Farm Journal’s Ag Professional It’s a serene setting this time of year. Amber waves of grain surround these mountains as combines are starting to move through the harvest-ready golden fields in the Pacific Northwest. “This is day two,” says Kevin Duling of KD Investors in north central Oregon, while he was in the field harvesting. “We started yesterday afternoon.” ... Read More »

Wheat price outlook filled with uncertainty

From the Capital Press The wheat market will be full of uncertainties for the foreseeable future, a Washington Grain Commission board member says. Read the rest of the article here. Read More »

Economist: Only crisis will push wheat prices above $5.50

WSU Economist Randy Fortenbery spoke at the 2020 Ag Expo show in Spokane, telling the audience the it would take a production crisis to push wheat prices higher than $5.50 per bushel. Read the Capital Press article here. Read More »

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 ... Read More »

U.S. wheat farmers see opportunity for growth in Southeast Asia

From U.S. Wheat Associates Every year, U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) invites farmers (selected by state wheat commissions) to participate in a “Board Team” trip overseas to follow their wheat and learn from customers about the quality characteristics needed in those markets. In February, the first USW Board Team of 2019 traveled to Southeast Asia—one of the largest and fastest growing ... Read More »

USDA awards ag trade promotion program funding

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $200 million to 57 organizations through the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program (ATP) to help U.S. farmers and ranchers identify and access new export markets. The ATP is one of three USDA programs created to mitigate the effects of unjustified trade retaliation against U.S. ... Read More »