BILLINGS — There’s a new video available that shows how the people in the export supply system maintain the wholesome and reliable character of U.S. wheat.
The U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) created the new film titled “Wholesome: The Journey of U.S. Wheat." USW Vice President of Communications Steve Mercers says the film supports their mission to promote U.S. wheat exports.
“Through this film, the people at every step of the journey to export tell their own stories about how they thoughtfully produce new varieties, care for the land and the crop, and handle the wheat responsively to ensure it meets customer needs,” said Mercer. “This is an educational program that makes the stunning beauty of the land and the emotional attachment of these dependable people to the industry a key part of the story.”
The 25-minute film was produced in cooperation with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service and Federal Grain Inspection Service, state wheat commissions, local elevators and export elevators. It will be available to 13 overseas USW offices for use at seminars, courses and trade events and serve as the foundation of new messages informing world wheat buyers and users about U.S. wheat export quality throughout 2021.
“In 2020, we celebrated our 40th year operating as U.S. Wheat Associates by telling our authentic story—that behind the world’s most reliable supply of wheat are the world’s most dependable people,” said Mercer. “Functional quality is a crucial part of that reliability and the people play such an important role in maintaining quality, we wanted them to help remind our customers about why U.S. wheat is so valuable.”
The U.S. Wheat Associates will also produce individual short subject programs covering chapters featured in the film. Each of these programs will also be available for viewing on their website.