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NAWG Weekly Updates, November 14, 2019

November 15, 2019

NWF Announces National Winners for 2019 National Wheat Yield Contest On November 12, 2019, the National Wheat Foundation announced the national winners for its 2019 National Wheat Yield Contest. Rick Pearson from Buhl, ID and Tom Duyck from Forest Grove, Oregon were this year’s Irrigated and Dryland Bin Buster winners. In its fifth year, the…

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Wheat Letter – November 14, 2019

November 14, 2019

November 14, 2019 U.S. Commercial Export Sales Pace Ahead of 2018/19 Originally published November 3, 2019 Three and a half months into marketing year 2019/20, total U.S. export sales* as of Oct. 15 of 13.8 million metric tons (MMT), 14 percent ahead of last year’s pace. Sales to four of the top 10 U.S. wheat…

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Articles of Interest- Thursday, November 14, 2019

November 14, 2019

U.S. Wheat Exports Seen Expanding into Brazil Successful Farming – 11/13/2019 As a result of the election of Alberto Fernandez in Argentina, Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro has taken actions that favor U.S. ag products over Argentinian products.Fernandez’s running mate is former president Cristina Kirchner, who had a very protectionist administration until 2015. Recently, Bolsonaro allowed…

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Plan to attend the 2019 Conservation Tillage Conference

November 14, 2019

Jodi DeJong-Hughes, Extension educator Roll up your sleeves for some practical, hands-on information that will save you soil, time, fuel, and money. University of Minnesota Extension is partnering with Stearns County SWCD and the Minnesota Office for Soil Health to host the 2019 Conservation Tillage Conference on Dec. 17-18 in St. Cloud, MN at the…

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Fall soil sampling: What you need to know

November 13, 2019

In this episode of the Nutrient Management Podcast, we discuss fall soil sampling. Is there a best time to take samples in the fall? What is a good strategy for sampling banded fields? Grid versus zone sampling, which is the better option? Listen to the podcast: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/university-of-minnesota-extension/umn-extension-nutrient-management-podcast View the podcast transcript Subscribe to the podcast…

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NAWG and U.S. Wheat Associates to Host Booth at NAFB’s Annual Convention

November 13, 2019

Washington, D.C. (November 12, 2019) – Two grower leaders from the U.S. wheat industry will be available during the National Association of Farm Broadcasters’ Trade Talk being held during the 2019 Annual Convention. On Thursday, media will have an opportunity to speak with NAWG President Ben Scholz who can talk to several issues including congressional…

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Articles of Interest- Wednesday, November 13, 2019

November 13, 2019

Farmers Finding News Avenues for Kansas Wheat Overseas Salina Journal – 11/12/2019 In late October, the CEO of Kansas Wheat traveled to Brazil and Columbia, hoping to ramp up imports of Kansas wheat in South America. Kansas is the largest exporter of hard red winter wheat, but with trade negotiations continuing and new wheat producers…

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Register by November 19th for the UM Crop Pest Management Short Course & MCPR Trade Show Program early discount

November 13, 2019

by Dave Nicolai, Institute for Ag Professionals program coordinator The three-day Minnesota Crop Pest Management Short Course program and Minnesota Crop Production Retailers Trade Show starts Tuesday, December 10th and continues through Thursday, December 12th. The online registration and hotel information for the 2019 Crop Pest Management Short Course and MCPR Trade Show are founds…

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NWF Announces National Winners for the 2019 National Wheat Yield Contest

November 12, 2019

Washington D.C. (November 12, 2019) – The National Wheat Foundation’s National Wheat Yield Contest offers growers the opportunity to compete with farmers from across the United States and improve their production practices through new and innovative techniques. Today, NWF is announcing the national winners for the 2019 National Wheat Yield Contest. “A special congratulations to…

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Articles of Interest- Tuesday, November 12, 2019

November 12, 2019

Brazilian Wheat TRQ Set to Open Agri-Pulse – 11/11/2019 An agreement 24 years in the making is set to come to fruition as the Brazilian government prepares to implement a tariff rate quota to allow an increase in duty-free wheat imports. The TRQ will green light 750,000 metric tons of wheat to be imported duty-free…

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Long-Sought Opening of Brazilian Wheat TRQ Ahead

November 12, 2019

ARLINGTON, Virginia — A significant impediment to U.S. wheat sales to the large Brazilian market is likely to end soon. Brazil’s government has announced it intends to implement a tariff rate quota (TRQ) allowing up to 750,000 metric tons (MT) of wheat to be imported duty-free from countries outside the Mercosur trade agreement. Brazil first agreed…

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Articles of Interest- Friday, November 8, 2019

November 12, 2019

Canada: Falling Number Discounts Surprise Producers The Western Producer – 11/07/2019 Poor falling numbers in the Canadian wheat crop have growers scrutinizing their sales contracts because deliveries that fail to meet minimum falling number commitments are being dumped into the feed bin regardless of what they look like. “If farmers are observing something unusual or…

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