The government has committed to purchase wheat production to be harvested in 2015 at $394/ton. Over the recent past, The Egyptian Government's policy has frequently been to set procurement pricing at levels higher than international prices to encourage local producers to increase area planted with wheat. Egypt's new constitution obliges the government to support farmers by buying their strategic crops at competitive prices. In 2013/2014, Egypt's public sector wheat imports by the Ministry of Supply's General Administration of Supply Commodities (GASC) were 5.46 million tons to go along with purchases of 3.7 million tons of local wheat which are used to produce the subsidized baladi bread