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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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U.S. Wheat Associates Price Report

December 9, 2019

December 6, 2019 Read the full report as a PDF Technical selling and weak export sales pressured all wheat futures contracts week-over-week. Soft red winter (SRW) March futures fell 17 cents to close at $5.28/bu. Hard red winter (HRW) March futures fell 16 cents to end at $4.39/bu. Hard red spring (HRS) March futures dropped…

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Articles of Interest- Friday, December 6, 2019

December 6, 2019

U.S. Wheat Growers Welcome Japan’s Passing of Trade Agreement Capital Press – 12/05/2019 Japan’s parliament Dec. 4 approved the new agricultural trade agreement with the U.S., a move that was welcomed by American wheat farmers, who say the deal will put them on a level playing field with competitors in Canada and Australia. “It keeps…

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NAWG Weekly Updates, December 5, 2019

December 6, 2019

House Ag Committee to Hold Farm Bill Implementation Hearing On December 10, 2019, the House Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture is scheduled to hold a hearing titled “The Implementation of Farm Bill International Food Assistance and Development Programs.” The hearing will begin at 10:00am and stream live. Witnesses have not been…

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Articles of Interest- Thursday, December 5, 2019

December 5, 2019

Trump Injects New Uncertainty Over Prolonged China Trade War Agri-Pulse– 12/04/2019 President Donald Trump’s latest claim that he might push back a trade pact with China until after the 2020 elections has unleashed a new wave of uncertainty for America’s farmers who had been counting on promises that a resolution to the trade war was…

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U.S. Wheat Associates Welcomes Japan’s OK of U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement

December 5, 2019

A Statement from Vince Peterson, President, U.S. Wheat Associates: “Approval of the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement is one of the most important trade policy victories in many years for U.S. wheat farmers and their customers in Japan. U.S. Wheat Associates appreciates the swift consideration of the agreement by Japan’s National Diet and offers its thanks again…

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Can precision agriculture help growers with nutrient management?

December 4, 2019

In this episode of the Nutrient Management Podcast, the group discusses precision agriculture and nutrient management. What is the current state of precision agriculture? Which areas can growers benefit the most from incorporating precision ag technologies into current farming systems? Is precision agriculture part of the answer for reducing nutrient loss to ground and surface…

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Articles of Interest- Wednesday, December 4, 2019

December 4, 2019

West Australian Drought Boosts Wheat Crop Protein Level, Narrows APW-ASW Spread S&P Global – 12/03/2019 Just 12% of the 3.8 million mt of wheat harvested to date this season in Western Australia is Australian Standard White or ASW, down sharply from 39% of the total harvest last year, traders said Tuesday. Prolonged dryness in the…

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Articles of Interest- Tuesday, December 3, 2019

December 3, 2019

Trump’s South American Tariff Threat Looms Over New Brazil Ties Agri-Pulse – 12/02/2019 President Donald Trump announced Monday the U.S. will be restoring tariffs on Brazilian and Argentine steel and aluminum, potentially disrupting the recently improving U.S. trade relationships with Brazil. Trump, who said he was reacting to Brazilian and Argentine efforts to devalue their…

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Articles of Interest- Monday, December 2, 2019

December 2, 2019

Wet Autmun to Cut Wheat Area in France, UK in Setback for Next Harvest Reuters – 11/29/2019 Heavy autumn rain is expected to lead to a fall in wheat sowings in France and Britain, raising early doubts over prospects for next year’s harvest in Europe, analysts said. After drought hampered drilling of rapeseed in late…

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MDA Announces State-Specific Restriction on Use of Dicamba Herbicide for 2020

November 27, 2019

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) today announced a state-specific restriction for the use of the herbicide dicamba in Minnesota for the 2020 growing season. Dicamba used on dicamba-tolerant soybeans will have a cut-off use date of June 20, 2020. The 2020 Minnesota restriction is in addition to those established by…

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