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Articles of Interest- Thursday, Feburary 28, 2019

U.S. Wins WTO Dispute Over China Farm Policies, Lighthizer Says Bloomberg – 02/27/2019 U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Wednesday told lawmakers that the U.S. won a key World Trade Organization dispute against China’s agricultural policies. The U.S. has two pending disputes at the WTO dating back to 2016 that allege Beijing deployed $100 billion worth of illegal farm subsidies…

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U.S. Wheat Associates Names New Associate Country Director for Japan; Utsunomiya to Retire

ARLINGTON, Virginia — U.S. Wheat Associates (USW), which represents the interests of U.S. wheat farmers in export markets, is pleased to announce that Mr. Kazunori “Rick” Nakano will join the organization April 1, 2019, as Associate Country Director for Japan, based in Tokyo. Nakano brings more than 27 years of grain trading and management experience…

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Nutrient Management Podcast: micronutrient deficiencies

In this episode, Dan Kaiser, Carl Rosen, and Jeff Vetsch discuss micronutrient deficiencies. What crops are sensitive to micronutrient deficiencies? How accurate are tools such as soil tests or tissue tests in predicting micronutrient deficiencies? If someone encounters a deficiency in season, can foliar application of micronutrients correct it? Listen to the podcast Subscribe to…

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Articles of Interest- Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Sygneta Pulls Back on Hybrid Wheat for U.S. Farm Progress – 02/27/2019 For several years, Syngenta plant breeders have said they hoped to introduce hybrid wheat in the U.S., perhaps as soon as 2020. But now there’s word that Syngenta has shifted its hybrid wheat focus to Europe…U.S. Wheat Associates — the farmer-led trade organization…

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Articles of Interest- Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Trump’s China Focus Imperils $14 Billion in Japan Farm Sales Bloomberg – 02/20/2019 While Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have long signaled the intention to reach a trade deal, the administration has been engulfed in negotiating with China before a March 1 deadline, which could trigger a new increase in tariffs…As of April…

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Minnesota Wheat Seeking: On-Farm Research Summer Coordinator

On-Farm Research Summer Coordinator Minnesota (MN) Wheat’s On-Farm Research Network (OFRN) is seeking to fill a position for an On-Farm Research Summer Coordinator. MN Wheat’s OFRN conducts research on producer-selected topics using producer’s equipment in a large plot environment to improve the management, quality, and profitability of wheat production in MN. Applicants for the On-Farm…

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Minnesota Wheat Seeking: On-Farm Research Summer Technician

On-Farm Research Summer Technician Minnesota (MN) Wheat’s On-Farm Research Network (OFRN) is seeking to fill a position for an On-Farm Research Summer Technician. MN Wheat’s OFRN conducts research on producer-selected topics using producer’s equipment in a large plot environment to improve the management, quality, and profitability of wheat production in MN. Applicants for the On-Farm…

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Minnesota Wheat Seeks Candidates for Executive Director

   The Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council (MWRPC) and the Minnesota Association of Wheat Growers (MAWG) are seeking candidates to succeed long-time Executive Director Dave Torgerson. Torgerson, announced his retirement in January. After serving the two organizations and Minnesota wheat growers for over 30 years, Torgerson will retire on March 31, 2019. The MWRPC…

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Agricultural Subsurface Drainage Design Workshop

Participants will gain a better understanding of the planning and design principles and practices for drainage, subirrigation and water table management. North Dakota State University Extension’s annual Tile Drainage Design Workshop is set for Feb. 26 in the meeting room of the Ramsey County Courthouse in Devils Lake, N.D. “The design workshop is intended for…

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Articles of Interest- Monday, February 25, 2019

Mexico is Essential Market for Kansas Wheat Farmers Kansas Wheat – 02/22/2019 With discussions on trade dominating the public discourse, it is vital for Kansas wheat farmers to preserve a trading partnership with our neighbor to the south. Mexico has become the largest buyer of U.S. wheat in the world. Mexico buys about 106.5 million bushels…

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NAWG Weekly Updates, February 21, 2019

The 2019 Commodity Classic is scheduled for February 29th to March 2nd at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. As a result, NAWG will not be sending out its weekly updates next week. The schedule for the conference can be found  here.  In Memory of Mike Harper, FMC The National Association of Wheat…

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