A warm spring with plenty of rain has boosted Spanish durum wheat production during 2018/19. What does this mean for domestic durum wheat prices?
Italy has slowed its imports of Canadian durum wheat, attributed to the use of glyphosate. But Australia does not use glyphosate in their durum production.
Italian buyers have cut back on Candian durum imports, blaming fear of herbicide contamination. How can Canada get back into Italy’s durum market?
Algeria is looking to become a little more self-sufficient when it comes to durum production. Is it possible with their already tough moisture conditions and climate change?
Since Italy is the home pasta and one of the largest consumers of durum, we wanted to take a look at what’s going on there.
Are Kazakhstan and Italy becoming durum exports partners?
A fruitful meeting this month is leading to joint investment projects in the agrarian sector.
What kind of premium would consumers pay for a “Made in Italy” label on their food?
How will this push Canadian durum prices?
For Canadian durum prices, it’s clear the AAFC is getting a bit more optimstic, thanks to the market finally working through the suprising supply of crop.
In the past five years, Italy has usually imported about 1 million tonnes of Canadian durum.
But they’ve stopped cold turkey.
With a smaller durum crop in North America, it’s would be widely expected that durum exports should fall.
How are things really doing though?
There is certainly some North American dryness concerns for the durum market going into 2018/19 growing season.
Does it matter though?
There is some dryness in southern Europe that we’re quite aware of going into the 2018/19 crop year for durum.
The durum wheat crop in Europe was a bit questionable this year.
Could France offset losses anywhere else?
Italy’s largest farmers union is all for country of origin labels on pasta labels.
The European Commission and pasta makers don’t agree though