Hungry for U.S. wheat, China millers are making a rare stop in Montana this week to see the Treasure State crop. China has purchased 131 million bushels of U.S. wheat in the past two months, nine times the amount of U.S. wheat China would purchase in an entire year. Rain thwarted a successful harvest of Chinese wheat, some of which sprouted and isn’t good for bread or pasta. That wheat will become animal feed…Full-text article: The Missoulian Aug 2013

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  • According to a U.S. Wheat Associates representative, the expansion of KFC and Pizza Hut and Starbucks has helped increase demand for high-quality wheat in China

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