Harvest Of Uncertainty

With harvest starting, wheat farmer Jim Williams has more questions than answers.

He typically begins harvest around July 10-12. Just like every other year, Williams is watching his fields and the markets, pondering the potential yield and price he’ll receive for his crop.

But after the discovery in May of genetically modified wheat on a farm in nearby northeast Oregon, Williams and other Northwest wheat farmers are still looking for answers from the USDA about its investigation and wonder how much the incident will impact overseas demand — and prices — for their wheat.

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