Spring Growers Meeting

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

8:00 AM

SEL Event Center,

Pullman, WA

Good Afternoon: February 8, 2016

Wheat markets closed down hard for the day. Poor demand, no weather premiums in the world and so far really good growing conditions worldwide. French wheat now cheapest in the world after the 3 cargoes were rejected a couple of weeks ago in Egypt. Cheaper Argentine crop finding its way into the less traditional markets- re: in the US- Wilmington NC just took delivery of a cargo of feed wheat. A higher US dollar is making US wheat uncompetitive again on the world stage. Looking at the USDA report on Tuesday, the average trade guess for the US domestic 15/16wheat carry out is .947 MBU, the world carryout average trade guess is 231.48 MT.

March Futures closed:  CGO down 8 ¼ @ 458 ½, KC down 8 ½ @ 445 ½, MINNEY down 5 ¼@ 486 ¼.

Portland Flat Price: SW @ 5.20 (.62), DNS @ 6.06 (1.20), HRW @ 5.40 (.95), BLY @ 145. 

Call for club wheat premium

Our next marketing meeting is February 17th @ 7am @ SEL in Pullman.


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- LentilFest 2015 Schedule of Events

  • Join PNW Co-op Specialty Foods in Pullman, WA on August 21 & 22, 2015 for the 2015 National Lentil Festival!

    We are sponsoring some fantastic events along with Whole Foods Markets this year, including an Ask the Experts Panel, featuring PNW's own Jim Hermann, on Friday, August 21st at 6:30 pm, where you can ask some knowledgeable chefs and nutritionists your questions about lentils and their uses.
    And on Saturday, August 22nd make sure to check out the Cooking Demonstration Stage where 4 amazing chefs will be showcasing some excellent recipes that you can make at home!  Our chef lineup includes the following culinary superstars:

    11:00 am - Chef Jamie Callison - Executive Chef at the School of Hospitality Business
    Management Washington State University, Author of "The Crimson Spoon" cookbook

    12:00 pm - Chef Hayden Smissen - Marketing & Events Chef at Whole Foods Market

    1:00 pm - Chef Robin Leventhal - Top Chef Cheftestant, Culinary Arts Instructor, Artist & Auctioneer

    2:00 pm - Chef Adam Koerner - Chef de cuisine at the School of Hospitality Business Management Washington State University

- Practical Farmers of Iowa Release Midwest Cover Crops Trial Report

  • Practical Farmers of Iowa has released their 2014-15 Research Trial Report, and it shows Mighty Mustard® Kodiak (brown mustard) as being a very strong performer in both biomass production and weed/pathogen suppresion among other cover crops in the midwest growing regions.

    Click HERE for a brief overview.

    Click HERE to read the full report.

- USDA Releases New Cover Crop Comparison Chart

  • The USDA has released a new, comprehensive Cover Crop Comparison Chart.  This chart has a ton of excellent information about the benefits and drawbacks of different cover crops. It also should be pointed out the mustards are shown ina very positive light!  Go Mighty Mustard!

       Click HERE to view the chart.

- Moscow Food Co-op Wants You to Get To Know: Garbanzos


- Sunrise Red Lentils featured “Harvest of the Month” for Spokane Schools

  • We're honored that our PNW Co-op Sunrise Red Lentils will be featured on Spokane Public School’s menus as April's "Harvest of the Month." Supporting the National Farm to School Network is one of our core missions, so we're grateful for this opportunity to partner with the Spokane School District. Big thanks to our friends at LINC Foods for bringing our local legumes to Spokane students!

    To learn more, watch this video.

- Mighty Mustard Pacific Gold & IdaGold Meet Certified Seed Standards

  • We are pleased to announce that the Mighty Mustard Pacific Gold and IdaGold have passed Certified Seed standards and are being shipped to distributors across the country. Please visit the Where To Buy page on MightyMustard.com for the most up-to-date information regarding availability.


- Mighty Mustard 2014 Harvest Update: The latest info!

  • The Pacific Gold seed has been cleaned and has passed Certified Seed Standards!  This seed will be moving out to all of our trusted distributors ASAP.
  • The IdaGold seed is being cleaned now and samples are already on their way to the lab.  We should have results back within 2 weeks.  If the seed passes Certification, it will be made available to all of our distributors ASAP.
  • Our Kodiak and White Gold crops essentially failed due to sustained high temps and no rain in the dryland growing areas this summer.  We did get a small amount of Kodiak harvested (and a very small amount of White Gold, but not enough to sell), but the seed did not meet Certified Seed standards due to the presence of a small amount of lambsquarter seed that we were unable to clean out.  These varieties will be unavailable this year.

For an updated list of Mighty Mustard distributors with current inventory, please visit our Where To Buy page.


- PNW Co-op Specialty Foods NEW Expanded "Where To Buy" Section 

  • We have revamped our "Where To Buy " page on www.EatRealPNW.com ! You can find all the stores across the country where your PNW Co-op Specialty Foods are sold across the country (and even in British Columbia, Canada)!  You can also go directly to the PNW Co-op Specialty Foods page by following the link to www.EatRealPNW.com!




The Farmed Smart Sustainable Agriculture Certification offers farmers a promotable consumer brand for their adherence to defined conservation standards, certifies that they are utilizing sustainable practices, and develops markets for certified sustainable product.  The certification standards will ensure water quality, air quality, soil quality, wildlife habitat are being improved while providing energy conservation and economic viability to the farmer.  This certification will provide a platform to educate stakeholders on the social and environmental benefits of direct seed farming practices and provide recognition and value to producers who are raising dry-land crops under these practices.


To learn more go to www.directseed.org/certification

Grain Market Hours

 Monday thru Thursday
(Except on Holidays)
 8:30 AM - 11:15 AM PST

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM PST 

No Protein Wheats (HWW/HRW/DNS)
during afternoon market hours

8:30 AM - 11:15 AM PST


 Soft White Wheat (SWW)


Club Wheat (CLUB)

Barley (BLY)

Hard Red Spring Wheat (HRS/DNS)
Protein Scale: +4/-8 each 1/4 from 14%

Hard Red Winter Wheat  (HRW)
Protein Scale: +3/-6 each 1/2 from 11.5%
Hard White Wheat (HWW)
Protein Scale: +0/-4 each 1/2 from 12%
Futures Trading Hours (Pacific Time)

Sunday to Friday

5:00 PM  to 5:45 AM Trading

Monday to Friday

5:45 AM to 6:30 AM Break

6:30 AM to 11:15 AM  Trading

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Current Conditions: Clear
Temperature: 51°F Dew point: 34°F
Humidity: 52% Pressure: 30.23 in. Hg
Wind: 8 mph From: South

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Wheat futures were slightly higher for HRS, and steady to slightly lower for HRW and SRW contracts today.  A lower US Dollar Index helped

Wheat -

Wheat futures are currently trading a few cents lower; hanging in there fairly well after USDA published an even larger figure for both US and world

Wheat -

Wheat futures this morning are trading mixed and mostly within a penny of unchanged after closing 7 to 8 1/2 cents lower in CHI and KC on Monday,

Wheat -

Wheat futures traded 7 to 8 1/2 cents lower in CHI and KC on Monday, and down 4 to 5 cents in MPLS. Mar16 HRW closed lower for the third day in a

Wheat -

Wheat futures are trading 4 to 8 cents lower at midday, extending losses from Friday. Paris wheat hit its lowest price in 16 months overnight, on

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