Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211

advertisements
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


OK Wheat Commission Hosts Chilean Trade Team - Ron Hays Talks to Tour Leader Casey Chumrau

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:31:19 CDT

OK Wheat Commission Hosts Chilean Trade Team - Ron Hays Talks to Tour Leader Casey Chumrau The Oklahoma Wheat Commission hosted a trade delegation from Chile this week, touring a total of four millers and wheat buyers from the South American nation around several Oklahoma grain companies, speaking with producers and industry leaders along the way. The people in this group represent some of the largest milling companies in Chile, and make up approximately 65% of the total import business into that country. During their visit, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays sat down with Casey Chumrau of the US Wheat Associates Santiago, Chile office, who is accompanying the group on this tour. To listen to their full conversation, you can click or tap the LISTEN BAR located at the bottom of this story.


Chumrau began her career with US Wheat six years ago in the Washington, DC office. In 2015, she moved to Santiago to serve as marketing manager for South America, covering six countries there, including Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and Columbia. When it comes to Chile, though, Chumrau says their buying needs are tremendous.


“They are an enormous bread consumer,” she said. “They are the third largest bread consumer per capita in the world.”


While the country is only home to about 17 million people, they still consume on average 95 kilos of bread per person. According to Chumrau, most of Chile’s flour purchases are used to make bread, but she says they have robust pasta production as well. Additionally, the cracker and cookie segment is picking up pace as well.


“Principally, they are an all-purpose bread flour wheat consumer,” she said. “So, that would be a HRW from the United States, but they also, of course, do blend. They’re a very sophisticated, very mature market.”


The US Wheat Associates hosts trade group tours each year, rotating from country to country in each region, each year. Chumrau says this practice is vital to maintaining the US wheat industry’s relationship with foreign buyers.


“Not only is it educating them on our system,” Chumrau remarked, “it gives them confidence in our system - they see along the way how standardized it is. But, I think it also gives them a bit of extra sentimental value where they can connect with the farmer and our industry, so hopefully they have sort of a good, warm feeling when they go to buy their wheat.”


Learn more about Chile and its wheat consumption habits, by listening to Hays and Chumrau speak more in-depth about this week’s visit from Chile’s trade delegation - click or tap the LISTEN BAR below.




   


   

Listen to Hays and Chumrau discuss how the US Wheat Associates is working to meet Chile's needs
right-click to download mp3

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • Ag Sales Tax Exemption still very much in Play says OCA's Michael Kelsey in RON Legislative Update  Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:28:41 CST
  • OSU's Kim Anderson Responds to Latest USDA Model Projections for '18/'19 Wheat Marketing Year  Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:41:13 CST
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 23, 2018  Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:33:04 CST
  • Friday Market Wrap-Up with Justin Lewis  Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:27:41 CST
  • Friday Afternoon Market Wrap-Up with Carson Horn  Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:19:04 CST
  • Farmers in NW Okla. Invited to Attend Workshop to Learn How to Prep for Continued Drought, Mar. 5  Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:06:16 CST
  • Noble to Create Voluntary Environmental Services Market to Benefit Farmers and Improve Soil Health  Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:08:44 CST
  • Clara Wichert of Fairview Recognized as a Significant Woman in Oklahoma Agriculture by ODAFF  Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:54:00 CST

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Livestock Exchange Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit P&K Equipment Stillwater Milling American Farmers & Ranchers KIS FUTURES, INC. Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association Oklahoma City Farm Show

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    Find more about Weather in Oklahoma City, OK

       
       
    © 2008-2018 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.