Demand rises for teff, other ‘new’ alternatives to wheat (Voice of America)

Teff production in the U.S. exploded over the past decade, said Oregon State University research agronomist Rich Roseberg, going from 1,200 hectares in 2003 to more than 40,000 nationally by 2010. He noted that the majority of the teff acreage in Washington state, Oregon and in the Eastern U.S. is grown for livestock forage. “Horses in particular seem to prefer it to other grass hay,” he said.