By John Lee.
Iraq has reportedly bought U.S. hard red winter wheat in a direct deal outside the tender process.
Sources told Reuters that the product will be supplied by Cargill (300,000 tonnes) and ADM (Archer Daniels Midland) (150,000 tonnes).
Separtely, private exporters reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture export sales of 100,000 metric tons of hard red winter wheat for delivery to Iraq during the 2017/2018 marketing year (The marketing year for wheat began June 1.).
(Sources: Reuters, U.S. Department of Agriculture)