Wheat farmers throughout Ohio could be planting more wheat this fall, as the demand and price per bushel has increased because of a recently announced ban on wheat exports from Russia.
Drought and wildfires are becoming common terms in Russia, as the wheat harvest is on the line. Approximately 20% of Russia’s wheat, a combination of hard red winter wheat and hard red spring wheat varieties, has been destroyed because of these natural occurrences.
In 2009, Russia was the world’s third-largest exporter of wheat, only trailing the United States and the European Union.
“It’s very likely that overseas buyers will turn to the U.S. in the short term to fulfill their needs,” said Dwayne Siekman, Ohio Wheat Growers Executive Director. “It’s too early to estimate the impact that it will have on planting decisions this fall for Ohio farmers; however, Ohio farmers are up for the challenge.”
Ohio is the nation’s leader in growing soft red winter wheat, used in pan breads, general-purpose flour, cookies and crackers.… Continue readingRead More »