Challenges From Poor Soft Wheat Crop Cited

While large wheat harvests around the world have increased global supplies and led to price declines, the situation for wheat used to make cookies, crackers and cakes is more challenging.

Manufacturers of those products in the Philippines and other Asian countries rely almost exclusively on flour made from soft white wheat, grown in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) region of the United States. That area, composed of Washington, Oregon and Idaho, have suffered from harsh drought in the past two years, decreasing production and hurting the quality of the soft white wheat crop.

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Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer

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