Are U.S. farmers getting the short end of the stick when it comes to wheat trade with Canada?
This week it was announced by the National Association of Wheat Growers that association president David Schemm has resigned from his position to pursue other professional opportunities in his home state. The High Plains Journal says Schemm, a Sharon Springs, Kansas, wheat grower, has reportedly been tapped to accept the position of Kansas Farm Service Agency executive director.
Wheat acres are set to slip again as some farmers are eyeing the depressed market wondering if they should even bother to plant.
USDA on Friday released its prospective plantings report for major crops as well as quarterly grain stock numbers. Farmers are projected to plant 46.1 million acres of wheat, down 8% from last year. If realized, it would mark the lowest wheat acreage since the U.S. began keeping records in 1919.