Bakers, Farmers Struggle To Make Any Dough On Poor Wheat Crop
by Rod Nickel & Julie Ingwersen, Reuters
Posted: 2017-12-28 15:51:16 EST

WINNIPEG, Manitoba • Chicago's iconic sandwiches — Italian beef heroes dripping with gravy, and hot dogs loaded with pickles and hot peppers — wouldn't be such culinary institutions without the bread.

But this fall, bakers faced a crisis getting the right kind of bread to delis and sandwich shops locally and across the United States.

Gonnella Baking Co. — which supplies the buns to Major League Baseball's Wrigley Field — faced an unusual problem in October when flour from this year's U.S. wheat harvest arrived at their factories containing low levels of protein.

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