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Prices rise following drop in wheat meeting bread spec

Latest test results show a sharp decline in the proportion of wheat samples meeting full bread specification.

New cereal introduced to UK market

Tritordeum, a new natural cereal made by combining durum wheat (Triticum durum) and wild barley (Hordeum chilense), is now available in the UK.

US winter wheat plantings lowest in more than 100 years

Winter wheat plantings for the coming year are the second-lowest ever recorded by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Wheat crop: Proportion meeting high-quality bread spec at 13-year high

The level of Nabim Group 1 varieties hitting the high-quality bread wheat specification has hit a 13-year high this season.

UK wheat traders may capitalise on poor French harvest

French analysts have revised down their expectations for the country’s milling wheat harvest, but UK traders are eyeing export opportunities to North Africa.

Scotland the Bread targets £30k for wheat research

Social business Scotland The Bread (STB) is looking to raise £30,000 by the end of the month in a bid to ramp up a programme of wheat breeding and research and create the most “nutrient-dense and digestible grains and bread possible”.

2016 US wheat harvest expected to shrink

The US wheat crop could be the lowest since 2006, according to a report by the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

AHDB reveals 2016 crop harvest predictions

A new survey has predicted 2016’s wheat harvest will be similar in size to this year’s return at 1.8Mha.

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Wheat crop estimates are down on 2014
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Wheat crop estimates down for 2015

Current estimates for the UK’s 2015 wheat crop are down 3% on 2014 at 1.87Mha. 

Olive oil shortage threat

Soaring olive oil prices and the looming threat of shortages caused by poor harvests in Italy and Spain could force speciality bread bakers to increase prices.

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