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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                             The Prairie Pothole Water Quality and Wildlife Program Saint Paul, Minn., April 28, 2020 – The Prairie Pothole Water Quality and Wildlife Program available through the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program. When enrolled, producers are eligible for payment on cropped wetlands, two acres or less in…

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Read the full report as a PDF   Both winter wheat futures contracts, hard red winter (HRW) and soft red winter (SRW), settled higher week-over-week due to technical buying and news that Egypt’s grain buyer GASC bought 405,000 metric tons (MT) of French, Russian, and Ukrainian wheat at higher prices on Oct. 16 than it…

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U.S. Wheat Farmers Welcome New Chinese Imports, Hope for Long-Term Solutions Originally published October 4, 2019 On Oct. 3, USDA announced that private exporting companies reported export sales of 130,000 metric tons (MT) of U.S. “white wheat” to China. That is welcome news for U.S. wheat farmers. Read the full article here. It Takes Some PhDs…

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China’s Revision of Tariff Quota Rules to Open Export Opportunities for US Wheat S&P Global – 10/17/2019 US Wheat Associates said late Wednesday that the recently modified tariff rate quota rules by China for wheat, among other grains, has left US farmers optimistic of the opportunity to supply wheat to the Asian country. The tariff…

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Minnesota Wheat On-Farm Research Network coordinator Missy Geiszler says the weather has generally been good for the small grains. “We had that little hot spell in the beginning of June and I’m wondering if that might have affected the tillering on some of the earlier-planted stuff. Other than that, it has been a nice cool…

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In this episode of the Nutrient Management Podcast, University of Minnesota Extension specialists and educators review spring planting and crop conditions in Minnesota. What should farmers be thinking about going into early summer related to nutrient availability? What takeaways can we make from these two challenging springs we’ve had in a row? Listen to the…

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For Immediate Release: May 31, 2019 Contact: Caitlin Eannello, Director of Communications, National Association of Wheat Growers ceannello@wheatworld.org, (202) 547-7800 Steve Mercer, Vice President of Communications, U.S. Wheat Associates smercer@uswheat.org, (703) 650-0251 Washington, D.C. – U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) are shocked and dismayed by President Donald Trump’s unilateral…

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March 29, 2019Read the full report as a PDF Export optimism, short-covering, and weather concerns early in the week supported all wheat futures prices for the May contract period. However, technical selling, a stronger U.S. dollar and USDA’s report of high March 1 ending stocks (see below) pressured all Friday wheat futures prices below last…

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Wheat Market is Under Even More Pressure, Analyst SaysSuccessful Farming – 03/30/2019 An early week rally into Tuesday buckled and wheat headed lower again, getting another bearish boost from Friday’s stocks and plantings report. Wheat prices continue to flounder with large stocks, good growing conditions across the Northern Hemisphere and aggressive export competition. As for…

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Do you need your private applicator certification?  This new course is a supplement to the pesticide applicator manual with interactive videos, graphics, and additional content to help you engage with the curriculum. We are offering a trial run of this course for free! We’d like to get your feedback on how we can improve the…

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By Lizabeth Stahl, Extension Educator – Crops and Seth Naeve, Extension Soybean Agronomist While almost impossible to accomplish in most years, harvesting soybeans at a moisture content between 13 to 15% helps maximize yields while minimizing harvest losses. Cool, cloudy, and rainy conditions this fall, however, have led to large increases in soybean moisture content.…

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