In 2014, North Dakota produced 17.1 percent of the total U.S. wheat production, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Statistics Service. North Dakota produced 347 million bushels of wheat, compared with Kansas at 246 million, Montana at 209 million and South Dakota at 131 million.
ALEXANDRIA - A move to store Egypt's wheat in state-of-the-art warehouses monitored by a control center in Cairo could end losses from theft and waste, cutting its $3 billion bread subsidy bill, an executive at the U.S. firm designing the project said.
PARIS/SINGAPORE - Chicago wheat lost more ground on Wednesday as drier weather eased concerns about the U.S. harvest, and the Greece crisis and plunging Chinese equities continued to sap investor confidence.
CHICAGO - Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat futures plunged 4.4 percent on Wednesday, with the front-month contract crashing from a six-month high as investors locked in profits from Tuesday's corn-led rally, traders said.
As expected, farmers this spring planted more durum, barley, flax and sunflowers — crops in which the Upper Midwest, particularly North Dakota, leads the nation, the National Agricultural Statistics Service, an arm of USDA, says in its June 30 planted acreage report.
CHICAGO - Flooding halted barge traffic on the Illinois River on Wednesday and high water levels prompted futures market operator CME Group Inc to declare force majeure for all corn and soybean shipping stations for the first time in more than two years.
CHICAGO - Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat futures rose 1.2 percent on Wednesday, pulled higher by concerns that rainy weather may delay harvesting of the crop in the U.S. Midwest, traders said.
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