U.S. Durum Wheat Availability and Quality Situation . October 24, 2005. Neal Fisher, Administrator N.D. Wheat Commission 4023 State Street Bismarck, N.D, 58503-0690 Phone: 701.328.5111 Fax: 701.328.5115 email: email@example.com website: www.ndwheat.com. WORLD DURUM PRODUCTION
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October 24, 2005
Neal Fisher, Administrator
N.D. Wheat Commission
4023 State Street
Bismarck, N.D, 58503-0690
(Million Metric Tons)
Source: USDA & International Grains Council
Countries - U.S., Canada, European Union
*Others includes Turkey, Syria, Mexico & Australia
PLANTINGS & PRODUCTION
EXPORT PACE FOR U.S. DURUM 2004-05 Marketing Year as of October 6, 2005
Based on approximately 290 durum samples collected during harvest. Samples are random and represent individual fields.
Source: North Dakota State University
Hard Red Spring wheat Quality Lab
Durum wheat Quality Lab
Plant Sciences Department
2005 regional thousand kernel weight is 35.5 grams.
DURUM PROTEIN LEVELS
2005 regional average dockage content is 1.5 percent.
2005 regional average falling number is 378 seconds.
2005 regional average total defects is 2.2 percent.
by Crop Area
71% grades 2HAD or better.
Milling and Pasta Processing Characteristics
Source: Department of Cereal Science,
North Dakota State University, Fargo
Additional information is available on the California Wheat Commission website www.californiawheat.org
4-YR Production Trend
Source: California Wheat Commission and USW
Wheat Protein Content
(12% Moisture Basis)
Pasta Color Score