|Nigerian wheat trade team visits Grainland in Holyoke|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
A trade team of wheat importers from Nigeria arrived in Colorado Saturday, June 21, to examine the 2014 hard red winter wheat crop.
While in Colorado, they toured Anderson Farms near Haxtun, Ardent Mills in Commerce City and the Grainland Cooperative unit train loading facility in Holyoke. They also met with Colorado State University wheat breeder Dr. Scott Haley.
Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee executive director Darrell Hanavan briefed the trade team on the 2014 Colorado wheat situation and the high quality of the 2013 winter wheat crop.
The trade team consisted of senior managers from Nigeria’s milling and noodle/pasta manufacturing industries.
Nigeria was the largest buyer of U.S. hard red winter wheat for seven consecutive marketing years (2006-2013) and during the recently completed 2013-14 marketing year purchased 2.037 million metric tons (78.2 mil. bu.).
The Nigerian trade team, accompanied by two Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee representatives, visits Anderson Farms near Haxtun.
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