More shine skins
While prices are relatively firm, traders state that only 4,000-5,000 mt of GWS kernels are available. Shine skin supplies, by contrast, comprise 70,000-80,000 mt. Trouble is also that processors hold most of the remaining GWS kernel supplies and expectation is that these volumes will be sold out before this year's crop arrives. Supplies ranged much higher last year.
Growers to switch to other products
Another issue to consider is that farmers have little incentive to grow GWS kernels. Profits have been way too