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Articles of Interest- Tuesday, December 17, 2019

December 17, 2019

Wheat Markets Rise on Trade Agreement Coattails Successful Farming – 12/16/2019 When we try to quantify how much wheat would be involved in the China business, the numbers don’t look that big. Some estimate about 250,000 of higher quality wheat. We’ll take it but it’s not a game changer. They typically buy spring wheat to…

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Register now for “A Back to Basics Approach to Nutrient Management”

December 17, 2019

By Lizabeth Stahl and Lisa Behnken, Extension Educators – Crops, and Phyllis Bongard, Content Development and Communications Specialist Fertilizer can separate the most profitable producers from the rest of the pack. While fertilizer is a critical component for high yields, spending too much on fertilizer can really cut into your bottom line.    Join us…

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The National Wheat Foundation Will Accepting Applications for 2020-2021 Scholarship Honoring Ag Students

December 16, 2019

Washington D.C. – The National Wheat Foundation officially began accepting applications for the Jerry Minore Scholarship, honoring students pursuing a career in agriculture. The scholarship is available to both high school and college students for the 2019-2020 academic year with an application deadline of December 31, 2019.  “The scholarship is meant to aid those students…

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Articles of Interest- Monday, December 16, 2019

December 16, 2019

U.S. Wheat Growers Encourged by Phase One Deal with China Capital Press – 12/13/2019 The U.S. and China have agreed to a “Phase One” trade deal that American wheat growers hope will create “tremendous” potential to boost exports. The agreement would roll back tariffs and re-open China’s market to U.S. agricultural exports. The National Association…

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Wheat Organizations Encouraged by Progress on Phase One Deal with China

December 16, 2019

Washington, D.C. (December 13, 2019) – U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) are encouraged by news today that the United States and China have agreed on the text of a “Phase One” trade deal that apparently would roll back tariffs and re-open China’s important market for U.S. agricultural imports.…

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NAWG Weekly Updates, December 12, 2019

December 16, 2019

PRESS RELEASE: After Nearly 40 Years, NAWG Relocates While Remaining on Capitol Hill On December 11, 2019, NAWG announced that after nearly 40 years it will be moving to a new location on Capitol Hill. The National Wheat Foundation (NWF), NAWG’s educational counterpart, has owned the current building since 1978, and NAWG has been its…

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Senior Marketing Specialist Joins U.S. Wheat Associates Team in South America

December 16, 2019

SANTIAGO, Chile — U.S. Wheat Associates (USW), which represents the interests of U.S. wheat farmers in export markets, is pleased to announce that Ms. Claudia Gómez recently joined the organization as a Senior Marketing Specialist in its Santiago, Chile, office. “Claudia has a strong background in marketing and information analysis that will be a great…

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After Nearly 40 Years, NAWG Relocates While Remaining on Capitol Hill

December 16, 2019

Washington, D.C. (December 11, 2019) – The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG), the nation’s leading wheat farmer advocacy organization, has announced that it will be moving its office. The National Wheat Foundation (NWF), NAWG’s educational counterpart, has owned the current building next on Capitol Hill since 1978, and NAWG has been its tenant for…

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Signing Moves USMCA Towards Benefits for U.S. Wheat Growers

December 16, 2019

Washington, D.C. (December 10, 2019) – Today’s signing of the renegotiated U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) is a welcome step toward a final agreement that will provide much needed reassurance for wheat growers and the entire U.S. agricultural industry. U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) want to thank U.S.…

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Articles of Interest- Tuesday, December 10, 2019

December 10, 2019

Ethiopia Will Need Imported Wheat for a While Yet Despite Self-Sufficiency Plan Bloomberg- 12/06/2019 Wheat exporters probably shouldn’t be too concerned just yet about Ethiopia’s plan to become self-sufficient in the grain. Since taking office last year, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government has pledged to invest in irrigation and machinery and encourage more farmers to plant…

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NDSU offers advice on grain drying and storage after drastic outdoor cooling

December 10, 2019

by Kenneth Hellevang, Ph.D., PE, Extension Engineer, North Dakota State University The drastic outdoor cooling that has occurred may create some grain storage and drying problems. Dr. Ken Hellevang, Extension Engineer at North Dakota State University, answers several questions that he received in the paragraphs below. The questions are italicized and his answers immediately follow.…

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Articles of Interest- Monday, December 9, 2019

December 9, 2019

Turkey Becomes Russia’s Top Wheat Customer The Western Producer – 12/06/2019 Turkey has overtaken Egypt as the top buyer of Russian wheat this year. Sales to Turkey have eclipsed exports to Egypt for each of the last five months, which is highly unusual, said Andrey Sizov, managing director of SovEcon, a Russian agricultural consultancy. Shipments…

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