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Articles of Interest- Friday, March 15, 2019

Ecuador’s Wheat Imports to Reach Record Levels World-Grain – 03/14/2019 Ecuador’s wheat imports are expected to reach record levels in 2019-20 as the nation’s economy stabilizes and it becomes more open to trade. Imports are estimated at 1.275 million tonnes, an increase of 25,000 tonnes or 2% from the previous market year, according to a…

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NAWG Weekly Updates, March 14, 2019

2019 Ag Day – March 14th Today, marks the 36th anniversary of Ag Day! This year’s theme is “Food for Life” and official hashtag is #AgDay19. In recognition of Ag Day, the National Wheat Foundation has published a blog highlighting how wheat is truly “Food for Life”. Read it here: http://bit.ly/2F5c5yz. Ag Groups Team Up to…

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Proper Spring Grain Drying and Storage Critical

Monitor the moisture content and temperature of stored grain in the spring. (NDSU photo)   Monitor the grain’s moisture content and temperature to avoid losses. As outdoor temperatures increase, stored grain requires attention to prevent losses, says Ken Hellevang, North Dakota State University Extension agricultural engineer and grain drying expert. The stored grain temperature increases…

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Articles of Interest- Thursday, March 14, 2019

USTR Makes USMCA Pitch to House Democrats Agri-Pulse – 03/13/2019 The Trump administration, seeking to gain support for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement from apprehensive House Democrats, sent its chief trade adviser to Capitol Hill Wednesday morning to try to sell the pact and address lawmakers’ concerns. “This was just the opening opportunity to try to persuade…

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Farmers for Free Trade Social Media Contest Ag

Ag Groups Team Up to Launch #TradeSupportsMyFarm Social Media Contest for National Ag Day To celebrate National Ag Day farm groups are challenging families to educate the public about what trade means to their farm or ranch (Sheridan, WY) – Farmers for Free Trade, American Farm Bureau Federation, Corn Refiners Association, U.S. Apple Association, KCoe…

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Articles of Interest- Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Wheat Reps: Trade Deal in the Works Capital Press – 03/11/2019 U.S. and Washington wheat industry representatives hope trade deals with Japan, Mexico and Canada can be worked out before they get caught up in politics between President Donald Trump and Democrats. Ben Conner, vice president of policy for U.S. Wheat Associates, provided an update…

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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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Farmers Encouraged To Participate In Annual Survey

Wheat and Hay Growers Should Anticipate Calls in March/April St. Paul, MN: The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is encouraging farmers to take part in its annual pesticide and fertilizer use survey. This year the phone survey is directed at wheat and hay growers. The data helps the MDA track the use of agricultural chemicals…

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Articles of Interest- Monday, March 11, 2019

Southeast Asia Returns to Black Sea for New Crop Wheat S&P Global – 03/11/2019 End-users in Southeast Asia have started purchasing new crop wheat from the Black Sea, three to four months ahead of the harvest, attracted by the recent slump in wheat prices…On March 5, a buyer in Thailand booked two 60,000 mt feed…

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U.S. Wheat Associates Price Report

March 8, 2019 Read the full report as a PDF Wheat futures took another hit this week on technical selling, reduced export demand for U.S. supplies, and increased prospects for competitor harvests later in the year (see below). The markets rallied slightly between Thursday and Friday, but not enough to claw ahead of last week’s…

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Articles of Interest- Friday, March 8, 2019

Focus on Romania World-Grain – 03/04/2019 Romania qualifies as one of the Black Sea origins for grain, with Russia and Ukraine, but it also has the advantage of being a member of the European Union (E.U.), with its farmers supported under the E.U.’s Common Agricultural Policy. The country’s farm minister, Petre Daea, is chairing E.U.…

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