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Articles of Interest- Monday, October 21, 2019

October 21, 2019

Indonesia Slowly Adapts to Wheat Market Farm Weekly – 10/21/2019 MILLENNIALS, or generation Y, are predicted to take the lead of Indonesia’s economy, including its wheat flour market, over the next five years. Deputy director PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk and Indonesian Flour Millers APTINDO representative Erwin Sudharma, who gave a keynote presentation at the…

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How irrigation management impacts nitrate leaching and groundwater quality

October 21, 2019

Image credit: Vasudha Sharma/University of Minnesota Extension Groundwater is the major source of drinking water in Minnesota and provides almost all water used for irrigation purposes, making it a key area of focus for natural resource, agriculture, and public health officials. Groundwater contamination (due to agricultural nitrate leaching) and decreased water levels in lakes and…

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NAWG Weekly Updates, October 17, 2019

October 21, 2019

NAWG Joins Farm Group on USDA WHIP+ Letter On October 16, 2019, NAWG, along with other farm groups, sent a letter to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue asking that the Agency make available the fullest appropriate disaster assistance under the recently-enacted Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+) as well as under other applicable USDA programs.…

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U.S. Wheat Associates Price Report

October 18, 2019

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 Associates Wheat Letter

October 18, 2019

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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Articles of Interest

October 18, 2019

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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Articles of Interest- Thursday, October 17, 2019

October 17, 2019

Focus on Iran World-Grain – 10/16/2019 Iran has one of the most diverse climates of any country in the world, with a wide variation in farming conditions. It has been, as a customer, a big player in the grain market, particularly with regional partners, although it is now at, or near, self-sufficiency in wheat. Iranians…

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The National Wheat Foundation Begins Accepting Applications for 2020-2021 Scholarship Honoring Ag Students

October 16, 2019

Washington D.C. (October 16, 2019) – The National Wheat Foundation officially began accepting applications for the Jerry Minore Scholarship, honoring students pursuing a career in agriculture. The scholarship is available to both high school and college students for the 2019-2020 academic year with an application deadline of December 01, 2019.  “The scholarship is meant to…

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Articles of Interest- Wednesday, October 16,2019

October 16, 2019

Worst Australian Drought in 50 Years Affects Farm Exports Business Times – 10/15/2019 Proving to be the worst drought to happen in Australia in over half a century, it has already terribly affected the country’s output of agricultural products that threatens the disruption of global markets that depend on the nation’s imports. The shortage in…

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Fall fertilizer economics: What to know this year

October 15, 2019

In this episode of the Nutrient Management Podcast, we discuss fall fertilizer economics. How early is too early when planning nitrogen applications? Are we looking at a year where farmers should be considering inhibitors? What makes the most sense economically for all fertilizers this fall?  Listen to the podcast View the podcast transcript Subscribe to…

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Articles of Interest- Tuesday, October 15, 2019

October 15, 2019

U.S. Wheat Leader Sees Progress on Trade Deals Capital Press – 10/14/2019 Passage of the USMCA trade agreement between the U.S., Canada and Mexico may be getting closer, says the head of the U.S. wheat industry’s overseas marketing arm. “We need it very badly as a sign to the Mexicans that we’re in this for…

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2019 Conservation Tillage Conference

October 14, 2019

Tuesday, December 17 – Wednesday, December 18 This conference emphasizes proven farmer experience and applied science. Straight from the fields, learn how heavier, colder soils aren’t necessarily the challenge they’re made out to be.  Conference highlights Weed species shift and control. Nutrient management in high-residue systems. Reduced till and cover crop strategies straight from veteran…

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