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Value of wheat straw

August 4, 2020

Current economics may have you ponder whether it’s worth selling the straw to generate extra income from your wheat acreage. To put a value on something, we generally look at the marketplace and let supply and demand determine the value of the goods in question. To continue reading, view page: https://blog-crop-news.extension.umn.edu/2020/07/the-value-of-wheat-straw.html

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Gopher Coffee Shop: Processing crops in Minnesota

August 4, 2020

Extension educators Ryan Miller and Brad Carlson visit with Charlie Rohwer, Research Scientist in Horticulture at the Southern Research and Outreach Center. We discuss processing crops in Minnesota and the other horticulture projects. To continue reading, view page: https://blog-crop-news.extension.umn.edu/2020/08/gopher-coffee-shop-podcast-processing.html

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MN Wheat Weekly Wheatsource

August 4, 2020

MN Wheat Weekly Update Drought Monitor July 23rd vs July 30th (US Drought Monitor)  Yellow = Abnormally Dry, Tan = Moderate Drought, Orange = Severe Drought                          MN Crop Progress Report (USDA) August 3rd (USDA)      HRS 93% Turning Color (3 Days ahead of last…

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Spring Wheat Virtual Update Recording Available

August 3, 2020

Thank you for your participation in the 2020 Hard Red Spring Wheat Pre-Harvest Virtual Update hosted by the ND Wheat Commission and ND Grain Growers.  The virtual event was recorded and is now available for viewing here https://ndwheat.com/events/2020VirtualHardRedSpringWheatPreHarvestUpdate/.

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U.S. Wheat Associates Price Report

August 3, 2020

Read the full report as a PDF Technical selling pressured the markets late in the week in spite of speculation about upside Brazilian business and a weaker U.S. dollar. All wheat futures contracts ended down week-over-week. CBOT soft red winter (SRW) futures fell 8 cents to close at $5.31/bu. KCBT hard red winter (HRW) futures…

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National Association of Wheat Growers

July 31, 2020

NAWG NEWS   NAWG OpEd: As Drought Conditions Continue To Spread Across Farm Country, Importance Of Crop Insurance Is Reinforced High Plains Journal recently published an opinion editorial by NAWG President and Michigan wheat farmer Dave Milligan. In his piece, Milligan discusses the importance of crop insurance for America’s wheat farmers especially as many have experienced…

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Nitrogen Fertilizer Restrictions Begin September 1

July 31, 2020

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Margaret Hart 651-201-6131 margaret.hart@state.mn.us July 31, 2020 Previous Announcements Nitrogen Fertilizer Restrictions Begin September 1 Groundwater Protection Rule prohibits applications in certain areas of MN St. Paul, MN: The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is reminding farmers and landowners that beginning September 1, 2020 the application of nitrogen fertilizer in…

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MN Wheat Weekly Wheatsource

July 28, 2020

MN Wheat Weekly Update Drought Monitor July 16th vs July 23rd  (US Drought Monitor) Yellow = Abnormally Dry, Tan = Moderate Drought, Orange = Severe Drought MN Scab Risk Model (http://mawg.cropdisease.com/) 48-hour forecast MN Crop Progress Report (USDA) July 27th (USDA)      HRS 72% Turning Color (2 days behind normal)   HRS Crop Condition – 2%…

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Small Grains Disease Update 07/25/20

July 27, 2020

This will likely be the last small grains disease update for the 2020 cropping season. I didn’t update the commentary at the beginning of the week as nearly all wheat and barley acres reached anthesis the week before and all fungicide decisions for the season had been made.  Instead, I took the past few days…

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Scab Epidemic Risk Model

July 27, 2020

Plant Pathologist Commentary: This will likely be the last small grains disease update for the 2020 cropping season. I didn’t update the commentary at the beginning of the week as nearly all wheat and barley acres reached anthesis the week before and all fungicide decisions for the season had been made. Instead, I took the past…

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National Association of Wheat Growers

July 24, 2020

NAWG NEWS   NAWG Sends Letter to Congressional Leadership Requesting Additional COVID-19 Relief On July 21, 2020, the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) sent a letter to congressional leadership re additional COVID-19 relief for wheat farmers. In the letter, NAWG states that “assistance that has been made available through the Paycheck Protection Program, the Economic Injury…

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A Virtual Beginning for 2020/21 U.S. Wheat Associates Officer Team

July 23, 2020

For Immediate Release: July 23, 2020 Contact: Steve Mercer, Vice President of Communications, smercer@uswheat.org, (703) 650-0251 Online Version: https://bit.ly/39nly2R (High-resolution photos available online) A Virtual Beginning for 2020/21 U.S. Wheat Associates Officer Team ARLINGTON, Virginia — The U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) Board of Directors seated new officers at a virtual annual meeting July 17, 2020. USW is the export market…

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