The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) will be surveying U.S. farmers to help establish a plan for increased wheat acreage in the U.S.
“They (farmers) need to see more productivity on their own farms to keep planting wheat, or consider wheat as a viable alternative in their rotation,” NAWG president Brett Blankenship was quoted as telling the Washington Grain Commission by Capital Press reporter Matthew Weaver.
In the last two decades U.S. wheat acreage has declined from roughly 90 million acres to 54 million acres, it is reported. And most of the decline has come in Midwestern states, although small declines have occurred in most states producing different types of wheat.
NAWG sees the need for a “national wheat action plan, designed to reinvigorate the industry,” Weaver wrote.
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