Large U.S. hard white wheat shipment heads to Morocco
A large shipment of U.S. grown hard white wheat destined to Morocco departed by vessel from the Port of Houston’s Cargill elevator this week.
The shipment of 25,000 metric tons was loaded on the bulk vessel, “Triada,” and is due to arrive in Morocco Jan. 10. Another 20,000-metric-ton shipment should arrive in February, according to George Galasso, U.S. Wheat Associates’ regional director of North Africa.
The first major U.S. hard white wheat export sale occurred earlier this year when a similar amount was shipped to Egypt.
The hard white wheat for the Morocco shipment originated in the Colby, Kan. area. Kansas is considered the largest producing U.S. state for this new class of wheat, with 55 percent of its 486,000 acres now growing this type of wheat. The United States competes with Australia in the international hard white wheat market.