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House ag subcommittee chairs announced

“I look forward to working with each of these talented Subcommittee Chairs,” said House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson. “They bring a range of experiences and strengths to their work, and each is focused on how the work of their Subcommittee can further our efforts to bring practical solutions to the people we serve.” (Public…

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Articles of Interest- Thursday, January 31, 2019

Focus on Romania World-Grain– 01/29/2019 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. Romania is becoming an increasingly important producer and exporter of grains.…

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REMINDER: Registration open for “Strategic Farming-Maximizing Return on Investment” Workshops

By Lizabeth Stahl, Extension Educator-Crops, and Seth Naeve, Soybean Extension Specialist 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 will be discussed, as well as the likelihood for a return on investment on practices ranging from a foliar…

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Articles of Interest- Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Trade Issues May Have Lasting Effects on Wheat High Plains Journal – 01/30/2019 Current trade negotiations and retaliations could very well wind up having lasting effects on the future wheat trade, cautioned Frayne Olson, director of the Quentin Burdick Center for Cooperatives at North Dakota State University…“For the last several months, when I’ve been talking…

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Articles of Interest- Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Egypt is Running First Wheat Tender with New Payment Terms Bloomberg – 01/29/2019 Traders will be paying extra attention to Egypt’s first wheat tender since the country changed payment terms in a move that may cut costs for the top importer and its suppliers. The General Authority for Supply Commodities is seeking wheat for March 11-20 shipment in…

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Articles of Interest- Monday, January 28, 2019

Wheat Prices: What’s it Going to Take? Southwest FarmPress – 01/25/2019 Since Dec. 1, 2018, the Burlington, Okla. wheat price has been as low as $4.68 and as high as $5.01. Since Jan. 3, prices have traded in an 11-cent price range. To put it lightly, the wheat market has just been wallowing around. For…

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U.S. Wheat Associates Price Report

Read the full report as a PDF Earlier today, President Trump announced a deal to reopen the federal government for three weeks while border security is negotiated. Assuming Congress approves, the entire wheat industry looks forward to updated commercial export sales and supply and demand reports from USDA. It is too soon to know when…

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Articles of Interest- Friday, January 25, 2019

Take China’s Grain Buying with a Pinch of Wheat Bloomberg- 1/23/2019 If you’re looking for a glimmer of hope that China’s trade talks with the U.S. are still on track, how about this: The country is considering buying as much as 7 million metric tons of American wheat, people with knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg…

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NAWG Weekly Updates, January 24, 2019

NAWG Provides Update on Congress to Kansas Wheat Board On January 23, 2019, NAWG VP of Policy and Communications Josh Tonsager and Government Relations Representative Craig Berning, via conference call, joined the Kansas Wheat Grower’s board meeting to discuss the lay of the land for Congress in light of the government shutdown. Additionally, Tonsager and…

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U.S. Wheat Associates Wheat Letter

Rounding Up U.S. Wheat Planted Area Estimates Originally published January 16, 2019 By Claire Hutchins, USW Market Analyst As the U.S. government shutdown enters its fourth week, U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) leans on its network of media and industry resources to illuminate the information void left by a partially-funded USDA, which cannot publish its critical…

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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- Thursday, January 24, 2019

Proposed Chinese Grain Buy Could Boost Prices, Railroad Volumes Freight Waves – 01/23/2019 The Chinese government is considering buying up to 7 million tons of U.S. wheat, Bloomberg reported Tuesday afternoon. The proposal has been floated as a means to help reduce the China – U.S. trade deficit and make progress toward a resolution in…

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