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Small Grain Winter Workshops

University of Minnesota Extension is offering six Small Grain Winter Workshops across Central and Southern MN in February to address small grain production. (Rex Hammock via flickr) MINNEAPOLIS — University of Minnesota Extension is offering six Small Grain Winter Workshops across Central and Southern MN in February to address small grain production. Row crop farming…

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Articles of Interest- Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Ukraine Grain Sales Seen at 28.6 MLN T so Far 2018/19 Reuters – 02/06/2019 The volume of Ukrainian grain already exported and prepared for export has reached 28.6 million tonnes so far in the 2018/19 season, against 25 million by the same point a season ago, Ukraine’s state service for food safety said on Wednesday.…

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NAWG CEO Responds to 2019 State of the Union Address

Washington, D.C. (February 5, 2019) – Tonight, President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union Address. The theme of the speech was “Choosing Greatness” and focused on immigration, trade, infrastructure, healthcare, and national security. NAWG CEO Chandler Goule provided the following statement in response: “Wheat farmers are pleased to hear President Trump discuss the…

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Beginning Farmer Tax Credit

In 2017, Minnesota enacted the Beginning Farmer Tax Credit. The credit offers tax incentives to asset owners who sell or lease farm land and certain varieties of farm assets to beginning farmers. The asset owner receives a tax credit on the sale or lease amount, and the beginning farmer receives a tax credit for enrolling…

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Articles of Interest- Tuesday, February 5, 2019

How Russia and Ukraine Took Over the Wheat Market Southwest FarmPress – 02/01/2019 Rarely do we read or hear a wheat market report today without being informed about what is happing in the Black Sea area (Russia, Ukraine, and to a lesser degree, Kazakhstan). The reason is that in the 2018/19 wheat marketing year, Black…

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Articles of Interest- Monday, February 4, 2019

Rumors Signal Wheat Sale Action The Western Producer – 01/31/2019 Wheat markets received a shot in the arm last week with reports that two big international customers would be purchasing large volumes of U.S. wheat..Steve Mercer, spokesperson for U.S. Wheat Associates, said the two reports are just rumours right now. “There is no confirmation that…

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Register Now for “Strategic Farming-Maximizing Return on Investment” Workshops

Registration at least 7 days prior to each event is strongly encouraged in order to guarantee a seat, handouts, and a meal. (Courtesy of University of Minnesota Extension) EAST LANSING, Mich. — Ten opportunities remain to attend one of the 2019 “Strategic Farming – Maximizing Return on Investment” workshops.  At these sessions, key cost factors in crop budgets…

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U.S. Wheat Associates Price Report

February 1, 2019 Read the full report as a PDF The U.S. federal government reopened on Jan. 25, 2019. USDA will release its WASDE, quarterly grain stocks and winter wheat seeding reports on Feb. 8, 2019. USDA announced it will delay the release of the export sales data it gathered during the partial shutdown as…

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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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Trade Mitigation Funds Will Benefit Export Market Development for U.S. Wheat Growers

ARLINGTON, Virginia — U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) are pleased that U.S. wheat growers now have the opportunity to increase efforts to expand export market access with USDA’s Jan. 31 announcement awarding $200 million to 57 organizations through the Agriculture Trade Promotion Program (ATP). USW was awarded $8.25…

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Articles of Interest- Friday, February 1, 2019

Nine- Month Profit Falls 36% at Flour Mills of Nigeria World-Grain – 01/31/2019 Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc posted group operating profit of naira 27.3 billion ($75.2 million) in the nine months ended Dec. 31, 2018, down 38% from naira 44.2 billion in the same period a year ago…“The results are largely a reflection of…

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NAWG Weekly Updates, January 31, 2019

Field to Market Announces Three-Year Strategic Plan, Welcomes New Board Members On January 29, 2019, Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture launched a new three-year strategic plan. The 2019-2021 Strategic Plan builds on more than a decade of Field to Market’s role as the leading multi-stakeholder organization committed to defining, measuring and advancing…

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