Winnipeg/Chicago | Reuters — Buyers looking to Canada for high-quality wheat to make bread as drought roils output in the northern U.S. may be thwarted, as dry weather has also hit crops there. Wheat plants with the high protein content needed to bake bread have shrivelled in the U.S., one of the world’s top exporters, creating a rare tight spot in a world awash with grain after four years of bumper harvests.
FILE PHOTO -- Tara Giles operates a combine as she harvests wheat on a 160-acre field located south of High River, Alberta, September 28, 2013. WINNIPEG, Manitoba/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Buyers looking to Canada for high-quality wheat to make bread as drought roils output in the northern United States may be thwarted, as dry weather has also hit crops there.
The United States is one of the world's biggest wheat exporters. Latest estimates from the USDA put U.S. production of spring wheat other than durum, which is used for pasta, at 423 million bushels, the smallest since 2002. Wheat futures on the Chicago Board of Trade hit two-year highs this month above $5.50 a bushel, while values on the Minneapolis Grain Exchange - a niche market for high-protein spring wheat - spiked above $8 a bushel for the first time in four years.
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