KAF and the summer drought in the wheat fields


I was wondering how the wheat futures are holding on KAF wheat buying. I assume we'll be looking at increase in wheat costs??I feel bad for the American wheat farmers, and am still very thankful that KAF only buys wheat and grains from US wheat producers....

badge posted by: peaberry on September 11, 2012 at 7:32 pm in General discussions
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reply by: Mike Nolan on September 11, 2012 at 8:36 pm
Mike Nolan

I tried posting a link to a chart for the September 2012 wheat futures contract at the CME, but it didn't come through. A big rise as the summer drought dragged on, from 640 to 860.

See http://www.cmegroup.com/

The farmers I've talked to are really worried there won't be enough moisture in the ground for the winter wheat crop to sprout this fall.

reply by: swirth on September 11, 2012 at 8:32 pm

This article sounds like things are better off than we might expect. The way I think, the wheat was ready for harvest before the many hottest and most dry weeks hit the crop.


reply by: Naughtysquirrel on September 12, 2012 at 12:32 am

I just bought 50#s - I;m covered in case the price goes up - I have a lot of sympathy for all of the farmers this year...NS

reply by: Mike Nolan on September 12, 2012 at 11:50 am
Mike Nolan

50 pounds probably wouldn't get me past Christmas.

reply by: GinaG on September 14, 2012 at 5:15 pm

At the rate I'm going, me neither! But thankfully I loaded up on both KAF Bread and AP where I found it for not a lot over 2.00 for 5 lb bags, the cheapest I have ever, ever seen it. I use quite a bit of both, I have two starters to feed with each and I do use it for my bread.

Also, I've been advised by sourdough friends on another forum that a really good brand of high gluten flour can be had locally from the Cash & Carry. I about fell over: $19.00 and change for 50# ?!
That's lots better than 6.99 for 3 lb bags of Sir Lancelot, which I love, but boy, do I go through it.

I just received 3 bags last week and I'm already half through the second bag. I hope a price hike doesn't grab us unawares. I can only stock-pile so much of it without suffering insecurities and paranoia over freshness.

reply by: frick on September 14, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Gina, where on earth did you find KA flour for a little over $2.00 got 5 pounda? $5.50 here everywhere I go.

reply by: GinaG on September 14, 2012 at 5:57 pm


It's at Winco! They have KAF Bread; AP, WWW (not a fan, I know others are) and Whole Wheat!

Also, Food Maxx is a dollar or more cheaper than the other grocery chains, but Winco? I thought I won the lottery!