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The 2019 NAWG/USW Winter Conference Concludes with Wheat Growers Leaving Their Mark on Capitol Hill

Washington, D.C. (February 15, 2019) – The National Association of Wheat Growers and U.S. Wheat Associates held its annual winter conference from February 11-15, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Conducting meetings with Members from wheat states as well as the House and Senate Agriculture Committee and their staff, wheat growers focused their discussions on implementation of…

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U.S. Wheat Associates Board of Directors Elect Officers for 2019/20

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) board of directors elected new officers for the 2019/20 (July to June) fiscal year at their meeting Feb. 15, 2019, in Washington, D.C. The board elected Rhonda K. Larson of East Grand Forks, Minn., as Secretary-Treasurer; Darren Padget of Grass Valley, Ore., as Vice Chairman; and Doug…

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Articles of Interest – Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Russian Wheat Prices Fall on Weaker DemandCNBC – 2/11/2019Russian wheat export prices declined last week from the lofty levels they had held for around a month as demand weakened, with the country losing its second major purchasing tender in Egypt, its largest wheat buyer, analysts said on Monday. Egypt’s state grain buyer GASC bought 300,000…

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Articles of Interest – Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Russia’s Agriculture Ministry to Set Up New Grain Exporters’ Union Successful Farming – 2/11/2019 The Russian wheat market witnesses further price growth. On average, export prices for Russian wheat closed the week up another $3-4/MT FOB in both deep-water and smaller ports. So, they reached a four-year high, reports UkrAgroConsult. The growth drivers include mostly domestic factors:…

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Articles of Interest – Monday, February 11, 2019

Russian Wheat Export Prices Reached a Four-Year High Last Week Black Sea Grain – 2/8/2019 The Russian wheat market witnesses further price growth. On average, export prices for Russian wheat closed the week up another $3-4/MT FOB in both deep-water and smaller ports. So, they reached a four-year high, reports UkrAgroConsult. The growth drivers include mostly domestic…

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U.S. Wheat Associates Price Report

February 8, 2019 U.S. wheat futures were mixed for the week as traders waited for key crop reports that squared mostly with trade expectations. Futures closed higher on Friday as U.S. export demand strengthened and the government reports put winter wheat planted area at a 110-year low. Prices were down from the previous week on…

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NAWG Weekly Updates

The 2019 NAWG/USW Winter Conference is scheduled for February 12-15, 2019 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in downtown Washington, D.C. As a result, NAWG will not be sending out its weekly updates. The agenda for the conference can be found  here. NAWG Participants in BNSF Annual Meeting On February 6, 2018, NAWG VP of Policy…

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Articles of Interest- Friday, February 8, 2019

Economists Expect Slightly Higher Grain Prices, Input Costs Capital Press – 02/07/2019 Grain prices are likely to be a little higher this year, but not enough to offset higher input costs, an expert says. “They might even be more attractive if we can sort out some of these trade disruptions and frictions,” said Randy Fortenbery,…

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U.S. Wheat Associates Wheat Letter

February 7, 2019 The Passing of USW Colleague Muyiwa Talabi Originally published February 6, 2019 U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) is sad to share news that our former colleague Muyiwa Talabi passed away Feb. 5, 2019, in Lagos, Nigeria, after a prolonged illness. Read the full article here. Plant Breeding Innovation Benefits the Entire Wheat Supply…

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Articles of Interest- Thursday, February 7, 2019

USDA Ready to Bring it Friday The Progressive Farmer – 02/07/2019 After five weeks of dark offices, USDA’s lights are back on and the department is ready to issue final corn and soybean crop estimates for 2018, new crop estimates for South America, Dec. 1 grain stocks totals and an estimate of winter wheat seedings…Compared…

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Nutrient Management Podcast: a conversation on sulfur

In this episode, Fabian Fernandez, Dan Kaiser and Jeff Vetch discuss sulfur. What does the research say about fall versus spring application? What is the best source of sulfur for corn? Should farmers be concerned about an interaction between nitrogen and sulfur? Listen to the podcast. Subscribe to the podcast and never miss an episode…

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Free respirator fit test train the trainer workshops

Respirators are necessary for using certain pesticides safely, but we lack resources in Minnesota to help farmers and pesticide applicators choose the right respirator, as well as fit testing and medical evaluation resources. In these free workshops, we will train rural healthcare providers, co­‐op health and safety managers, and others to provide fit testing and…

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