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Wheat Industry Applauds Bipartisanship Around the Grain Standards Reauthorization Act

June 25, 2020

Wheat Industry Applauds Bipartisanship Around the Grain Standards Reauthorization Act For Immediate Release  Contact:  Caitlin Eannello, Director of Communications, National Association of Wheat Growers ceannello@wheatworld.org, (202) 547-7800  Amanda Spoo, Director of Communications, U.S. Wheat Associates   ajae.spoo@uswheat.org, (541) 314-5504 Washington, D.C. (June 24, 2020) – Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture held a business meeting to markup the…

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Heat stress on small grains

June 24, 2020

Jared Goplen, Extension educator – crops, and Jochum Wiersma, Extension small grains specialist Photo 1. Effect of hot, dry, and windy weather on young and tender flag leaves on the variety ‘Glenn’. Short small grains?The recent heat wave has some concerned about the fate of the small grain crop. While there are many reports of…

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MN Wheat Weekly Wheatsource

June 24, 2020

MN Wheat Weekly Update Drought Monitor June 11th vs June 18th (US Drought Monitor)  Yellow = Abnormally Dry, Tan = Moderate Drought   MN Crop Progress Report – June 21st (USDA)     HRS 74% Jointed, 5 days ahead of last year, 2 days behind avg.   HRS 12% Headed HRS Crop Condition – 2% Very Poor, 2%…

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Judge Rules in Favor of the American Farmer Over California’s Prop 65 Labeling of Glyphosate

June 23, 2020

Washington, D.C. (June 22, 2020) – The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG), lead plaintiff of the national agriculture coalition fighting California’s false and misleading Prop 65 labeling requirement for glyphosate, welcomes today’s ruling by U.S. District Court Judge William Shubb for the Eastern District of California. Judge Shubb decided in favor of the Coalition…

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Suspect pesticide drift? What to do and how to prevent it from occurring

June 22, 2020

By Dave Nicolai, University of Minnesota Extension Educator, Crops and Matt Jorgenson, Inspection Unit Supervisor, Minnesota Department of Agriculture As they say, “With much power comes much responsibility”, and the various herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides that growers have in their toolbox for managing their crops are indeed powerful tools. These pesticides also have inherent risk…

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Ideal spraying days hard to come by

June 22, 2020

Jared Goplen and Dave Nicolia, Extension educator – Crops Timely pesticide applications have been a challenge in 2020. So far in the month of June, much of Minnesota has had notably few hours that would be considered “ideal” for pesticide applications. The biggest issues have been the abnormally windy conditions, coupled with very calm (<3mph)…

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U.S. Wheat Associates Price Report

June 20, 2020

June 19, 2020 Read the full report as a PDF This week, harvest progress pressured soft red winter (SRW) and hard red winter (HRW) futures prices while concerns of increasing dryness in North Dakota and southern Canada (see below) supported hard red spring (HRS) futures prices. CBOT SRW futures fell 21 cents to close at…

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Wheat Research to Address Gluten Sensitivity and Increase Demand

June 18, 2020

The Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council, in partnership with the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute and the University of Minnesota, are currently pursuing a new study that could make a meaningful impact on the wheat industry. Together, these partners are investigating options to reduce wheat digestibility concerns by identifying naturally occurring anti-nutrient elements in specific…

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National Association of Wheat Growers

June 17, 2020

“Respect EPA’s Dicamba Decision & Protect Farmers’ Livelihoods During Growing Season” Grower Coalition Files Amicus Brief to Defend Continued Use of Existing Stocks  Washington, D.C. June 17, 2020. A coalition of national grower trade associations that represents farmers, ranchers, and their families nationwide is urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to…

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MN Wheat Weekly Wheatsource

June 16, 2020

2020 Spring Wheat Survey is out! Complete online for a chance to win a cooler. ($350 value) Drought Monitor June 4th vs June 11th (US Drought Monitor) Yellow = Abnormally Dry, Tan = Moderate Drought Small Grains Disease Forecasting Model The Minnesota small grains disease forecasting is up and running. You can access the Minnesota forecasting…

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US Wheat Associates

June 15, 2020

June 12, 2020 Read the full report as a PDF USDA’s June estimate for record 2020/21 global wheat ending stocks (see below) pressured all wheat futures prices week-over-week. CBOT soft red winter (SRW) futures fell 13 cents on the week to close at $5.02/bu. KCBT hard red winter (HRW) futures lost 13 cents to end…

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Outreach Center a Long-Term Resource

June 11, 2020

Outreach Center a Long-Term Resource By Dan Lemke, Spirited Communications For 125 years, northwest Minnesota farmers have had a unique resource working on their behalf. The Northwest Research and Outreach Center (NWROC) in Crookston delivers unbiased research on a range of agricultural topics—all with the goal of helping farmers make the best management decisions they…

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