U.S. Wheat to close Moscow office, reflecting big change in Russian wheat production

U.S. Wheat Associates is closing its office in Moscow, Russia, effective Oct. 30.

The organization says the closure Is “part of an ongoing restructuring of overseas offices designed to refocus resources toward markets with the best potential to grow U.S. wheat exports and returns for the farmers USW represents.”

U.S. Wheat Associates develops, maintains and expands international markets to enhance wheat’s profitability for U.S. farmers and its value for their customers in more than 100 countries. Funding comes from checkoff dollars managed by 17 state wheat commissions and cost-share money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service.

The Moscow office opened in 1992. (Read more…)