Chodosh Update

15 Menachem Av 5772

I issued an urgent bulletin earlier this week, when the O-U informed me that the General Mills flour mill received the first shipment of Chodosh spring wheat on Jul25. This was much earlier than I expected. It turns out that this shipment was an anomaly. Indeed by Jul 31 only about 28% of the spring wheat had been harvested, as I expected. The early shipment appears to have been from one of the earliest lots harvested in North Dakota. The other mills I was able to reach expect to receive new spring wheat around Aug 15, as expected. I hope to have working guidelines for you soon.

Rabbi Y. Herman

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