Bread manufacturers should be aware of the shortage of wheat supply that might soon hit them as well. Wheat supply has been hit due to adverse weather and the Russian invasion in Ukraine. The circumstances have caused a global shortage of the basic ingredient. Brian Leadly, the chair at United Wheat Growers NZ while talking to a leading daily said that they are not experiencing any issue with feeding wheat but milling wheat that is used in flour is down by a massive 30 to 40 percent.
Leadly revealed that earlier less wheat was planted in New Zealand as they had predicted low demands, but the poor weather conditions led to a supply shortage. The chairperson blamed it on the wet and humid weather during the summer season which is an important time for harvesting. Due to this massive amount of wheat has grown to be unusable. However, it is not just New Zealand which is facing tough circumstances, but even other countries like Australia and Europe are facing the same condition, The wheat grown here is also hit by wet weather and humidity which has dampened the supply.
Leadly revealed that the supply of milling wheat has been affected across the globe and has caused a major shortage in supply. The weather conditions have come amidst the Russian invasion in Ukraine. Russia and Ukraine are responsible for growing a large portion of the world’s wheat but with the war that continues even now and strict sanctions on Russia have halted the exports completely.
New Zealand is responsible for 25 to 30 percent of the country’s wheat and majority of the wheat is imported from Australia. Leadly assured that if the farmers focused on growing more wheat on a local basis then they would be able to deal with the shortage. However, it is currently a distant goal and more steps need to be taken to encourage the farmers to plant more wheat.
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