Durum wheat markets are turning out to have better potential than many thought.

For farmers able to nurse their durum across the finish line this harvest, prices in the winter could make it worth their while.

Withering heat and dry conditions have taken a toll on durum yields, especially in southern regions of the Prairies, but analysts like John Duvenaud of the Wild Oats Grain Market Advisory, have big hopes for the quality.

“Durum is one of the big success stories this year,” Duvenaud said.

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