COVID-19 Impacts the Wheat Industry
North Dakota Wheat Commission: Plenty of supply to go around
In North Dakota, wheat is king, it may not get as much publicity as corn or soybeans, but the state trails only Kansas in production, reports KX News.
And when it comes to durum wheat, which is what pasta is made of, North Dakota is the top dog.
So when Americans rushed to their local grocer as the Coronavirus pandemic ramped up, certain pantry items, like boxes of pasta were in high demand, leaving many shelves barren.
But that doesn’t mean there’s a shortage of wheat or pasta in the United States.
KX News sat down Monday with James Peterson of the North Dakota Wheat Commission, he says despite some shortages at the stores, there’s still plenty of supply to go around.