The world headquarters of Behlen Mfg. Co. is located at the 850,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Columbus, Nebraska. From this location, products have been exported to over 90 countries! Additional plant locations include: Omaha, NE; Baker City, OR; and McGregor, TX. A sales and engineering office is located in Boise, ID.
Today our company consists of three diverse business units, including, Behlen Country, Behlen Building Systems, and International and Diversified Products (Grain Systems, Strip Joining Presses, and Custom Fabrication). BMC Transportation, with a fleet of more than 75 owner operators and an in house dispatching group delivers product throughout the U.S. and Canada. In addition, in 2008 Behlen Mfg. Co. acquired Distefano Technology & Manufacturing (now known as Behlen Technology & Manufacturing), a leading supplier of precision tooling, machined steel components, and custom fabricated metal parts in the Midwest. Behlen Mfg. Co. also acquired Hilton International Industries, Co. the industry innovator in the precision capacitor winding machine industry.
Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, the world’s wheat supply has been thrown into question, with poorer nations facing scarcity and a potential food crisis, according to the United Nations.
Following are countries among the world’s least developed that are the most dependent on Russia and Ukraine for their annual wheat supply (2020), according to the UN Conference on Trade and Development. Nations in Africa import 44% of their wheat from Russia and Ukraine, according to the UN.
In marketing year 2022-23, the world is projected by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to produce 779.03 million tonnes of wheat and provide 204.89 million tonnes for export.
These are the eight major wheat importing nations/regions as listed in the monthly USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report and their annual tonnes with production.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February and the persistent La Niña climate phenomenon have combined to create some of the most volatile market conditions in recent memory, sending prices skyrocketing as nations that depend on wheat to feed their populations scramble to secure supplies.
Each month, the WASDE releases new projections to reflect the most recent global market and production conditions, and this slideshow will be updated with those changes.