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ND Wheat Commission Crop Outlook and Durum Forum

Crop Outlook and Durum Forum to be Held November 2-3, 2022

We connected with Jim Peterson, Policy and Marketing Director with the North Dakota Wheat Commission, to tell us about the upcoming event.

The North Dakota Wheat Commission and US Durum Growers will be hosting their annual Crop Outlook and International Durum Forum meeting on November 2-3 in Minot at the Grand Hotel. This unique meeting brings together producers and industry to highlight and discuss the opportunities and challenges that impact the spring wheat and durum markets. The event will kick off with a social and banquet starting at 5:00 p.m. on November 2. Keynote speaker for the evening will be Joe Collins, Commodity and Risk Management Director, 8 th Ave. Foods. Joe will take a look back at the changes in the pasta industry over the years and provide perspective on the future of the industry. Keith Prather, Managing Director with Armada Corporate Intelligence opens up the meeting on November 3 discussing factors influencing the current economic situation with his presentation: “Are the U.S. and World Economies Headed for a Wreck?” Other presentation topics that day include an overview of the 2022 spring wheat and durum crops, durum breeding updates from North Dakota State University and Montana State University, federal policy and farm bill updates, and a panel discussion on durum and pasta demand and trends. The full, detailed agenda can be found at The event is free of charge, but advanced registration is requested. To register, visit, call 701-355-4458 or email


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