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National Association of Wheat Growers Seek Government Relations Coordinator

August 22, 2019

NAWG is seeking a new government relations coordinator.  Applications will be accepted until September 18, 2019. Read More Source: NAWG

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USW Wheat Letter – August 22, 2019

August 22, 2019

USDA Plan to Ease Biotech Regulations Splits Industry Originally published August 13, 2019 By Philip Brasher, Executive Editor, Agri-Pulse; Excerpted with Permission Crop developers say USDA’s effort to streamline its regulation of biotech crops will still slow the commercialization of many gene-edited products, but groups representing grain traders, food processors and restaurant chains are slamming the department’s…

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Articles of Interest – Thursday, August 22, 2019

August 22, 2019

EU Wheat Hits Fresh Lows on Export Doubt Reuters – 08/21/2019 Euronext wheat futures fell to new contract lows on Wednesday as ample international supplies and sluggish activity on the French market dampened export prospects. Benchmark December milling wheat on Paris-based Euronext settled down 0.50 euro at 169.75 euros ($188) a tonne. It earlier touched…

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Gopher Coffee Shop podcast: Conservation in agriculture

August 21, 2019

In this installment of the Gopher Coffee Shop podcast, Extension educators Ryan Miller and Brad Carlson sit down with Jill Sackett Eberhart, Board Conservationist with the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR), to learn about Jill and her role with BWSR. We discuss conservation in Minnesota agriculture and comprehensive watershed planning to gain a…

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Articles of Interest- Wednesday, August 21, 2019

August 21, 2019

Lankford Says NAFTA Replacement a “Big Deal” for Oklahoma Grand Lake News – 08/20/2019 Oklahoma U.S. Senator James Lankford made a stop in Grove last week and told members of the Grove Rotary Club that Oklahoma will see many benefits from a proposed replacement for the NAFTA trade agreement. Lankford noted that Mexico and Canada…

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USDA to Survey County Small Grains Acreage

August 21, 2019

St. Paul, Minn. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will survey producers in Minnesota for its County Agricultural Production Survey (CAPS) and September 1, 2019 Agricultural Survey. Continue reading here. Source: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

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Dalton Henry to Lead U.S. Wheat Associates Policy Team Again

August 20, 2019

ARLINGTON, Virginia — U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) announces that a familiar face is returning to the organization, naming Dalton Henry as Vice President of Policy. Henry starts his position August 20, 2019, based in the USW Headquarters Office in Arlington, Va. Previously, Henry worked for USW in the same role from March 2015 to December…

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Articles of Interest- Tuesday, August 20, 2019

August 20, 2019

Russian Wheat Prices Follow Global Benchmarks Lower Reuters – 08/20/2019 Prices of Russian wheat exports fell last week after a higher than expected U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimate of this year’s U.S. corn crop caused a sharp slide in Chicago grain futures, a global benchmark for the market, analysts said. Black Sea prices for…

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Applying manure in late summer or early fall? Try cover crops

August 19, 2019

By: Melissa Wilson, Extension manure specialist, and Liz Stahl, Extension educator Thinking about applying manure soon on fields where short-season crops like sweet corn or peas have already come off or will be harvested in the next few weeks? Consider planting a cover crop to hold the nutrients in place this fall and next spring.…

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Articles of Interest- Monday, August 19, 2019

August 19, 2019

Canada Wheat Output Forecast to Rise World-Grain – 08/16/2019 Wheat production in Canada in 2019-20 is forecast to increase with yields returning to historical averages, according to an Aug. 15 Global Agricultural Information Network report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA projects wheat output at 32.6 million tonnes, a 6% increase over…

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U.S. Wheat Associates Price Report

August 16, 2019

August 16, 2019 Read the full report as a PDF USDA’s larger-than-expected U.S. corn production forecast in its August World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report pressured corn, soybean, and all wheat futures prices week-over-week. Soft red winter (SRW) September futures lost 29 cents to close at $4.71/bu and hard red winter (HRW) futures…

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Harvest Report – August 16, 2019

August 16, 2019

August 16, 2019 Summary The HRW harvest continues to advance in the Northern Plains and Pacific Northwest (PNW). The HRS harvest has slowed with only 8% harvested, delayed by unfavorable harvest conditions. The northern durum crop is underway with 2% of the crop harvested. The SW growing region is also experiencing unfavorable harvest conditions with…

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