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doo ruhm

  • n  wheat with hard dark-colored kernels high in gluten and used for bread and pasta; grown especially in southern Russia, North Africa, and northern central North America

  • The decision struck down a 1967 law that requires all pasta sold in Italy to contain durum wheat flour, which is firmer and more expensive than other varieties.
  • The devastation of the durum-wheat crop in North Dakota, for example, is bound to result in heavy markups on pasta.
  • Italians want their macaroni made out of duruma hard-kerneled wheat.
News & Articles

  • Grain News
    Planting of this year's spring wheat and durum crop has proven to be a challenge for producers in North Dakota. April snowstorms and continued cool, wet conditions prevented many of the state's farmers from even entering the field until the second week of May.
    June 18, 2013 - Grainnet.com
  • Spring planting behind schedule in region
    The US Agriculture Department says planting of spring wheat is just 86 percent complete. Durum wheat is also behind at 88 percent complete. Both crops were 100 percent complete at this time last year in North Dakota.
    June 18, 2013 - WDAZ 8 Grand Forks

  • Dennis Miller in New York Times
    I'm debating between spring wheat, durum wheat, canola, malting barley, confection sunflowers, oil sunflowers, soybeans, flax and corn,Mr. Miller said.
  • John Hoeven in BusinessWeek
    Even with a sale to Viterra, Dakota Growers will remain in Carrington, "employing hundreds of people, buying durum from our farmers and having a huge economic impact," Hoeven said.
  • Ian Macdonald in Stock and Land
    I expect Caparoi to live up to its name and become a leading variety especially sought after by pasta makers as well as other users of durum wheats,NSW Minister for Primary Industries Ian Macdonald said when annoucning the new variety last...

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