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U.S. Wheat Associates Price Report

March 29, 2019Read the full report as a PDF Export optimism, short-covering, and weather concerns early in the week supported all wheat futures prices for the May contract period. However, technical selling, a stronger U.S. dollar and USDA’s report of high March 1 ending stocks (see below) pressured all Friday wheat futures prices below last…

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Articles of Interest- Monday, April 1, 2019

Wheat Market is Under Even More Pressure, Analyst SaysSuccessful Farming – 03/30/2019 An early week rally into Tuesday buckled and wheat headed lower again, getting another bearish boost from Friday’s stocks and plantings report. Wheat prices continue to flounder with large stocks, good growing conditions across the Northern Hemisphere and aggressive export competition. As for…

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New ScabSmart Website Launched

The new ScabSmart website has been launched and is now live. The new and improved website has been totally redesigned and includes a new logo, color scheme and layout. States now have their own page for each grain class that includes specific information on moderately resistant varieties for Fusarium head blight and fungicides with rates…

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NAWG Voices Concern About President’s 2020 Budget Proposal

Washington, D.C. (March 11, 2019) – Today, the White House Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russ Vought released the President’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget of the United States Government: “A Budget for a Better America: Promises Kept. Taxpayers First.” In response, NAWG President and Lavon, TX wheat farmer Ben Scholz issued the following:…

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New (free) online private pesticide applicator study course

Do you need your private applicator certification?  This new course is a supplement to the pesticide applicator manual with interactive videos, graphics, and additional content to help you engage with the curriculum. We are offering a trial run of this course for free! We’d like to get your feedback on how we can improve the…

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NAWG Applauds President Trump Signing the 2018 Farm Bill into Law

Washington, D.C. (December 20, 2018) – Today, President Trump officially signed The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, commonly known as the Farm Bill, into law. The signing ceremony was held in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. NAWG President and Sentinel, OK wheat farmer Jimmie Musick was invited to attend the official…

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Prairie Grains Conference Registration is now online!

Welcome to the 2018 Prairie Grains Conference Details & Registration Business Meetings ~ Research Reporting Sessions ~ Breakout Sessions ~ and more 2018 Prairie Grains Conference Program Register for the Conference Wednesday, December 12th  On-Farm Research Summit Red River Basin Flood Damage Reduction Working Group Meeting North Dakota Barley Council County Representative Meeting MAWG Resolutions…

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Trade talks with Japan are in the works

Senior USDA official Ted McKinney has expressed optimism over negotiations Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has urged Japan to reduce tariffs on agricultural products below levels agreed to under the TPP. (U.S. Department of Agriculture, Flickr/Creative Commons) WASHINGTON — The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative will hold a hearing on Dec. 10 regarding bilateral trade…

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Articles of Interest – Monday, October 29, 2018

Drought to Cut East Australia Crop Output In Half From 20-Year Average Alberta Farmer – 10/25/2018 Drought is expected to cut eastern Australia’s crop production this year to less than half the average over the past 20 years, with New South Wales to be worst hit, the country’s agricultural commodities forecaster said on Friday. While…

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USDA Issues Farm Safety Net and Conservation Payments

Total Exceeds $4.8 Billion WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2018 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) continues to invest in rural America with more than $4.8 billion in payments being made, starting this month, to agricultural producers through the Farm Service Agency’s Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage…

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