What do you predict will happen to the price of wheat?
Shoppers and Trends
April 26, 2009
To make bread, the optimum protein level is between 11.5 and 14%, which allows dough expansion and a sufficient density. Late emerging crops can lead to protein levels below 11.5%, resulting in poor quality wheat. Subpar quality wheat can be used in the food making process when it is combined with wheat in better condition, but wheat quality is still likely to have an effect on many foods found in the supermarket.
We asked our readers based on the weather over the past six months, what they predict will happen to the price of wheat. Sixty-eight percent said they predict prices will go up, while 25 percent said they predict prices will stay the same. Another seven percent predict prices will go down.