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NAWG NEWS   NAWG Signs on to Coalition Letter re Additional COVID-19 Funding On July 9, 2020, NAWG joined several agriculture organizations in sending a letter to Senate and House leadership regarding additional COVID-19 aid. In the letter, the groups state that “as Congress develops and debates additional bipartisan legislation in response to COVID-19 and…

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2020 National Wheat Yield Contest Registration for Spring Wheat – Deadline August 1st  On February 18, 2020, the National Wheat Foundation officially opened the 2020 National Wheat Yield Contest! The Contest is divided into two primary competition categories: winter wheat and spring wheat, and two subcategories: dry land and irrigated. The Foundation is currently accepting entries for the…

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Plant Pathologist Commentary: Small Grains Disease Update 07/08/20 In my travels last week across northern Minnesota, I found little to no disease in the spring wheat trials or fields that I walked. I did find, however, plenty of standing water and drown outs. And, like in the southern part of the state, I did find the…

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MN Wheat Weekly Update Drought Monitor June 25th vs July 2nd (US Drought Monitor) Yellow = Abnormally Dry, Tan = Moderate Drought MN Scab Risk Model ( http://mawg.cropdisease.com/ ) 48-hour forecast MN Crop Progress Report – July 6th (USDA) · HRS 85% Headed, 6 days ahead of last year, 1 days behind normal · HRS…

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A significantly lower U.S. corn planted area estimate and a slightly lower U.S. wheat planted area estimate between USDA’s March and June acreage reports (see below) supported all U.S. wheat futures prices week-over-week. September CBOT soft red winter (SRW) futures added 16 cents to end at $4.92/bu. September KCBT hard red winter (HRW) futures gained…

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USDA is providing critical support to our nation’s farmers and ranchers through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). CFAP provides vital financial assistance to producers of agricultural commodities with financial assistance that gives them the ability to absorb sales losses and increased marketing costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Overview The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and…

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For Immediate Release: July 1, 2020 Contact:  Steve Mercer, Vice President of Communications, U.S. Wheat Associates   smercer@uswheat.org, (703) 650-0251 Caitlin Eannello, Director of Communications, National Association of Wheat Growers ceannello@wheatworld.org, (202) 547-7800    U.S. Wheat Organizations Welcome USMCA Entry into Force  Washington, D.C. – The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is set to cross its final hurdle to…

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Drought Monitor June 18th vs June 25th (US Drought Monitor) Yellow = Abnormally Dry, Tan = Moderate Drought MN Scab Risk Model ( http://mawg.cropdisease.com/ ) 48-hour forecast MN Crop Progress Report – June 29th (USDA) HRS 98% Jointed, 11 days ahead of last year, 7 days ahead of avg.   HRS 45% Headed, 4 days ahead…

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Reports of true armyworm infestations continue to come in (Figure 1). At this time the infestation is not as widespread as in 2018. Most reports have been in wheat, pasture roadsides, and other grasses. Armyworms (Figure 2) cannot overwinter in Minnesota and moths migrate into the state each spring. Lush grasses are preferred egg-laying sites…

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Date: July 8, 2020 Time: 12 pm – 1 pm, CT Online Webinar   Discussion will focus on the health and economic benefits of wheat varieties and processing techniques The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) will host a live webinar from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, to describe a multi-year research project on enhancing wheat…

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Winter wheat harvest progress across the United States (see below) and technical selling pressured all wheat futures prices week-over-week. CBOT September soft red winter (SRW) futures fell 9 cents to end at $4.76/bu. KCBT September hard red winter (HRW) futures lost 8 cents to close at $4.28/bu. MGE September hard red spring (HRS) futures lost…

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