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Articles of Interest- Wednesday, March 20, 2019

American Ag Sows the Seeds for Foreign Markets of the Future Agri-Pulse– 03/19/2019 If there’s one certain thing, it’s that American farmers, with the aid of technological innovation, will continue to be some of the most prolific food and fiber producers in the world. That’s why, especially in an increasingly volatile trade landscape where major…

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Joint Statement – Wheat Farmers Welcome New Export Opportunity from Trump Administration Agreement with Brazil

ARLINGTON, Virginia — U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) welcome today’s announcement by President Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro that Brazil has agreed to implement a duty-free tariff rate quota (TRQ) for wheat, a longstanding obligation under Brazil’s World Trade Organization (WTO) commitments. This agreement opens an annual…

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Articles of Interest- Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Saudi Arabia Grows Wheat Production World-Grain – 03/18/2019 Saudi Arabia’s wheat production is expected to skyrocket the next two market years due to the government’s decision to reduce irrigation. Production is forecast at 500,000 tonnes in 2018-19 and 700,000 tonnes in 2019-20, up from 10,000 tonnes in 2017-18, according to a March 14 report from…

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Articles of Interest- Monday, March 18, 2019

Minnesota Farmer Promotes Wheat Worldwide AgWeek – 03/18/2019 Rhonda Larson has just spent a busy late-winter day substitute-teaching: kindergarten in the morning, second grade in the afternoon. But she’s happy to spend the last part of her afternoon talking about agriculture and promoting wheat and U.S. Wheat Associates. “It’s boots-on-the-ground marketing and a long-term commitment,”…

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U.S. Wheat Associates Price Report

March 15, 2019 Read the full report as a PDF All wheat futures prices for the May contract period ended the week up, mainly on speculator buying, possibly based on pending tenders, between Thursday and Friday. The initial emergence of the 2019/20 U.S. wheat crop from dormancy into continued very cold conditions (see below) and…

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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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