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NAWG: Necessary CFAP Assistance Provided for Some Wheat Growers, Leaves Others Behind

May 29, 2020

NAWG NEWS   NAWG Participates in Field to Market Board Meeting Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture held a virtual board meeting last week to review and provide guidance on work related to implementing the new strategic plan. The board was updated on the soil carbon metric developments, provided input on the process-based…

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MDA Postponing Free Waste Pesticide Collection Events in Northwestern Minnesota Until 2021

May 27, 2020

St. Paul, MN: The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is postponing a series of free waste pesticide collections available to 11 northwestern Minnesota counties due to concerns of COVID-19 on collection participants and facilities. There will not be scheduled collection events in 2020 in Crookston, Hallock, Thief River Falls, Ulen, or Warren.  These agricultural or…

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MN Wheat Weekly Wheatsource

May 27, 2020

This update is brought to you by the MN Association of Wheat Growers and the Minnesota Wheat Research & Promotion Council. May 26, 2020 2020 Spring Wheat Survey is out!  Complete online for a chance to win a cooler. ($350 value) Drought Monitor May 14th vs May 21st (US Drought Monitor)  Yellow = Abnormally Dry …

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U.S. Wheat Associates Price Report

May 26, 2020

May 22, 2020 Read the full report as a PDF Short-covering midweek supported hard red spring (HRS) and soft red winter (SRW) futures prices while new harvest pressure in Texas and Oklahoma pressured hard red winter (HRW) futures prices week-over-week. MGE HRS futures gained 8 cents to close at $5.09/bu. CBOT SRW futures added 7…

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NAWG: Necessary CFAP Assistance Provided for Some Wheat Growers, Leaves Others Behind

May 20, 2020

Washington, D.C. (May 19, 2020) – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released details of its Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) which includes $16 billion in direct payments to farmers and ranchers, including producers of durum and hard red spring wheat. Other classes including hard red winter, soft red winter, and white wheat are…

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MN Wheat Weekly Wheatsource

May 20, 2020

This update is brought to you by the MN Association of Wheat Growers and the Minnesota Wheat Research & Promotion Council. May 20, 2020 Drought Monitor May 7th vs May 14th – (US Drought Monitor) Yellow = Abnormally Dry    Wheat Harvest 2020 USDA has Texas at 2% Harvested Register for US Wheat’s weekly harvest…

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News Release – The Prairie Pothole Water Quality & Wildlife Program

May 13, 2020

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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MN Wheat Weekly Wheatsource

May 12, 2020

This update is brought to you by the MN Association of Wheat Growers and the Minnesota Wheat Research & Promotion Council. May 11, 2020 USDA May 11th Crop Progress Report HRS Planting Status MN = 40% planted -vs- 67% 5 yr avg -vs- 27% 2019 ND = 50% planted -vs- 56% 5 yr avg -vs-…

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Gopher Coffee Shop podcast: Managing 2019 prevent plant acres

April 23, 2020

Extension educators Ryan Miller and Brad Carlson “sat down” to record a three-segment podcast on managing prevent plant and prevent harvest acres from the 2019 season. To continue reading, view page: https://blog-crop-news.extension.umn.edu/2020/04/gopher-coffee-shop-podcast-managing.html Source: University of Minnesota Extenison

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NAWG Thanks USDA for Aiding Farmers and the Food Supply Chain During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 20, 2020

Washington, D.C. (April 19, 2020) – To aid farmers, ranchers, and consumers to effectively respond to the COVID-19 national emergency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released a Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). This $19 billion program will provide immediate relief with direct payments to farmers and ranchers and support the food supply chain.…

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Test what works – and what doesn’t – on your farm this season!

March 30, 2020

MN Wheat’s On-Farm Research Network (OFRN) actively seeks to research wheat and soybean-based production methods to help growers increase field and farm profitability through replicated strip trials in your fields on your farm. Our goal is to find out what works – and what doesn’t – on fields in your area: For example: In 2019,…

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USDA Service Centers Encourage Visitors to Make Appointments in Advance Due to Recent Public Health Concerns

March 23, 2020

U.S. Department of Agriculture service centers are encouraging visitors to take proactive protective measures to help prevent the spread of new coronavirus. All service center visitors wishing to conduct business with the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, or any other service center agency should call service centers and make appointments before visiting. USDA…

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