What Hap­pened to Those Am­ber Waves?

Agri­cul­ture ▶ Amer­ica loses its No. 1 place among wheat ex­porters ▶ “Tech­nol­ogy has im­proved for corn and soy­beans”

Bloomberg Businessweek (North America) - - Global Economics -

Paul Pen­ner’s win­ter wheat is pok­ing through as the weather warms in Kansas, a state where the grain is part of the mythol­ogy. He grows about 300 acres of it and says prof­its de­pend on global mar­kets. About two-fifths of the U.S. crop goes abroad, ac­cord­ing to the De­part­ment of Agri­cul­ture.

While ex­ports are im­por­tant to U.S. farm­ers, U.S. grain has be­come less im­por­tant to the world. A stronger dol­lar is mak­ing Amer­i­can wheat less

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