DAVIS, CALIF. — Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. has secured its first purchase commitment for high-fiber bread wheat for 2020 through its North American partner, Bay State Milling Co., Davis-based Arcadia Biosciences said Nov. 5. Earlier this year Bay State Milling, Quincy, Mass., became Arcadia’s exclusive North American commercial partner for its high-fiber bread wheat under Bay State Milling’s HealthSense brand portfolio.
Arcadia Biosciences also said the harvest of GoodWheat wheat varieties on 4,000 acres across Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Arizona. Arcadia’s contracted growers collectively farm over 80,000 acres with 30% dedicated to wheat.
“We are pleased with this year’s GoodWheat harvest, which exceeded the number of acres planted in 2018 by 10 times,” said Matt Plavan, president and chief executive officer of Arcadia Biosciences. “We are well-positioned to hit our revenue targets for GoodWheat in 2020 and 2021, having secured all our existing growers as repeat GoodWheat farmers, and expanding our acreage to meet our 2020 sales commitment and plans.”
Arcadia Biosciences offers high-fiber Resistant Starch GoodWheat and Reduced Gluten GoodWheat.