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NAWG Submits Testimony for Senate Ag Committee Farm Economy Hearing

September 23, 2016

On Wednesday, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing to review the state of the farm economy, which included testimony from USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack.  Particularly given the limited Congressional schedule in September, the scheduling of this hearing highlights the high level attention that Chairman Pat Roberts, Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, and members of the…

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Taking Stock of the World Wheat Crop

September 23, 2016

As a very informative Grain Risk Management and Procurement course at the Northern Crops Institute wraps up this week, many of the 24 other participants from 16 countries have been discussing the world’s 2016/17 wheat crop. While production volume and supply are once again remarkably high, the buyers here are concerned about how much of…

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Price slump to curb U.S. wheat acres while Russia expands

September 21, 2016

U.S. farmers are poised to plant winter wheat on the smallest area in over a century this autumn, as tumbling global prices and fierce competition push the world’s former top supplier into retreat. But even that shrinkage is unlikely to dent massive global supplies or help bolster prices. The world wheat harvest hit a record…

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Spring Wheat, Durum Crops Nearly Harvested

September 21, 2016

Harvest of the U.S. spring wheat crop is nearly complete with only a small amount of harvest left in North Dakota and Montana. Rain continues to be an issue for some producers trying to finish harvest and has caused quality problems – particularly with vomitoxin in the last of the harvest. In North Dakota, 98…

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Wet Fields Limit Minnesota Fieldwork, Harvest

September 20, 2016

Wet field conditions continued to limit fieldwork and harvest operations across Minnesota during the week ending Sunday, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 3.7 days suitable for fieldwork. In addition to limiting harvest opportunities, the consistently wet conditions have raised concerns about mold in corn and soybeans, stalk problems in corn, and…

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NAWG Continues to Push for Market Access to Cuba

September 20, 2016

Yesterday, the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) submitted testimony to the House Committee on Agriculture leadership, Chairman Conaway and Ranking Member Peterson, in regards to the House Committee on Agriculture hearing on American Agriculture Trade with Cuba. The hearing was held to provide interested parties the opportunity to expand on their opinions regarding opening…

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