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U.S. visit from Panamanian millers

10 July 20141 min reading
Representatives from three of four flour mills in Panama that has a daily 720-ton milling capacity visited Oregon, Washington and North Dakota in order for examining U.S. wheat closely. Representatives from three of Panama’s four flour mills have visited Oregon, Washington and North Dakota June 15 to 21, 2014, as part of the U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) mission to help world buyers understand the quality, value and reliability of U.S. wheat. Meeting with wheat farmers, grain industry representatives and university researchers will help the team gain a better understanding of the U.S. wheat marketing system as well as help them examine logistical and transportation alternatives from a variety of locations in the United States. Panama has just four milling companies that have a total milling capacity of 720 tons per day. These groups are represented by the Panamanian Millers Association, called also as MOLTRIGO, which is responsible for wheat purchasing decisions. Overall, Panama imports more than 90 percent of its wheat from the United States and buys four of the six U.S. wheat classes. These classes are hard red winter (HRW), hard red spring (HRS), soft red winter (SRW) and durum.  
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