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NWF Announces National Winners for the 2019 National Wheat Yield Contest

Washington D.C. (November 12, 2019) – The National Wheat Foundation’s National Wheat Yield Contest offers growers the opportunity to compete with farmers from across the United States and improve their production practices through new and innovative techniques. Today, NWF is announcing the national winners for the 2019 National Wheat Yield Contest. “A special congratulations to…

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Articles of Interest- Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Brazilian Wheat TRQ Set to Open Agri-Pulse – 11/11/2019 An agreement 24 years in the making is set to come to fruition as the Brazilian government prepares to implement a tariff rate quota to allow an increase in duty-free wheat imports. The TRQ will green light 750,000 metric tons of wheat to be imported duty-free…

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Long-Sought Opening of Brazilian Wheat TRQ Ahead

ARLINGTON, Virginia — A significant impediment to U.S. wheat sales to the large Brazilian market is likely to end soon. Brazil’s government has announced it intends to implement a tariff rate quota (TRQ) allowing up to 750,000 metric tons (MT) of wheat to be imported duty-free from countries outside the Mercosur trade agreement. Brazil first agreed…

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Articles of Interest- Friday, November 8, 2019

Canada: Falling Number Discounts Surprise Producers The Western Producer – 11/07/2019 Poor falling numbers in the Canadian wheat crop have growers scrutinizing their sales contracts because deliveries that fail to meet minimum falling number commitments are being dumped into the feed bin regardless of what they look like. “If farmers are observing something unusual or…

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Gopher Coffee Shop podcast: Harvest weed seed control

In this installment of the Gopher Coffee Shop podcast, Extension educators Ryan Miller and Brad Carlson sit down with Dr. Michael Walsh, a Weed Scientist with the University of Sydney in Australia. A special thanks to goes out our colleagues at Iowa State for hosting Michael and facilitating this podcast. Michael was on-hand to talk…

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Articles of Interest- Monday, November 4, 2019

Wheat Finds a Late Week Rally Successful Farming – 11/01/2019 It was another week of quietly drifting lower until late Thursday when we got a bounce off early weakness and scored what looked like a minor spike bottom. The follow-through buying on Friday suggests we should have more rally power into next week. Export sales…

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U.S. Wheat Associates Price Report

November 1, 2019 Read the full report as a PDF Despite end-of-week strength in all wheat futures contracts, week-over-week futures contract changes were mixed. Technical selling pressured soft red winter (SRW) and hard red spring (HRS) futures prices week-over-week. SRW December futures fell 2 cents to close at $5.16/bu. HRS December futures lost 5 cents…

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Articles of Interest- Friday, November 1, 2019

Wheat Imports Restricted The Western Producer – 10/31/2019 One of Canada’s biggest competitors in the wheat export business has lost a key market. UkrAgroConsult is reporting that Russia has stopped issuing phytosanitary certificates for wheat destined for Vietnam at the behest of Vietnam due to the discovery of thistle seeds in a Russian wheat cargo.…

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U.S. Wheat Associates Wheat Letter

October 31, 2019 Riding with the Wheat On Its Way to Export Originally published October 21, 2019 By Michael Anderson, USW Assistant Director, West Coast Office USW’s Michael Anderson recently spent a week on a tugboat that was pushing grain barges down the Snake, Columbia and Willamette rivers from Lewiston, Idaho to Portland, Ore., and…

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Articles of Interest- Thursday, October 31, 2019

IGP Hosts Flour Milling Courses World-Grain – 10/31/2019 Back-to-back flour milling courses were hosted at the IGP Institute to bring different milling perspectives shared through training to create a dynamic learning environment. Kicking off the training was the International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) and Kansas State University’s (KSU) basic milling principles course held for…

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Register now for the Crop Pest Management Short Course

by Dave Nicolai, Institute for Ag Professionals program coordinator The three-day Minnesota Crop Pest Management Short Course program and Minnesota Crop Production Retailers Trade Show starts Tuesday, December 10th and continues through Thursday, December 12th. The Crop Pest Management Short Course educational sessions will begin on Wednesday, December 11th from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM…

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Gopher Coffee Shop podcast: A look back and ahead with Dr. Jeff Gunsolus

In this installment of the Gopher Coffee Shop podcast, Extension educators Ryan Miller and Brad Carlson sit down with Jeff Gunsolus, Extension weed scientist with the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, to learn a little about Jeff’s background, his history with Extension, and to discuss weed management in Minnesota. As Jeff nears retirement, we…

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