Government leaders in Iran say the nation is now self-sufficient in regards to its domestic wheat supply and aims to export wheat in the coming months. Iran has been a major wheat importer in recent years as the country sought to guarantee local food supplies, although its needs have varied partly due to erratic domestic production, according to Reuters. However, following a good growing season, the mood has changed in Iran with an increased domestic supply. Iran’s agriculture ministry said in June that 4.2 million metric tons of wheat had been bought from domestic farmers this year in state-sponsored purchases. That figure represents a 20 percent increase from the same period last year.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.