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American Wheat Problem

USDA’s Economic Research Service has highlighted the plight of American Hard Red Winter Wheat (HRW). Noting that its production and export have been slowed by a combination of factors including drought, domestic competition from corn and soybeans, and foreign competition from an increasing number of nations.  However, this has been a larger overall problem for all American grown wheat. In some respects, HRW is all that can be grown in the semi-arid Southern Plains. Corn and soybeans have an easier time competing against other wheats grown in more fertile areas with better moisture. In some respects, the rejection of biotechnology years ago by U.S. wheat growers at the same time it was embraced by corn and soybeans and has worsen...

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