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Two sources in the Indian government told Reuters this week that India could impose a 25-percent wheat import tax by the middle of March. That move would reinstate the tariff after a three-month gap as a response to recent large purchases from overseas. Continue reading

Kansas Republican U.S. Senator Jerry Moran(more-ran) says wheat and sorghum need attention in the next farm bill, along with other key commodities including cotton and dairy. Continue reading

By Dennis O’Brien, USDA Agriculture Research Service

Arizona wheat
Maximizing yields while using as little water and fertilizer as possible is a top priority for Arizona wheat growers. Challenged by diminishing water supplies and rising fertilizer costs, growers know the exact amounts of water and fertilizer to use is critical. Using too much is not only costly, but can become useless as they percolate too deeply into the soil and contaminate groundwater. Continue reading

Winter Wheat
How does the winter wheat crop rate as it goes to bed for a long winter’s nap? Gary Crawford has the story.

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rooftop wheat
Cathy Isom tells us about a rooftop garden with a twist. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more. →

wheat-grains-5 import forecast
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has trimmed its import forecast for Egypt. Pro Farmer’s First Thing Today reports the reduction is due to credit issues. Continue reading

Crop Report
Another California region shows an increase in crop production for 2015 with some big changes for commodities within the southern county’s report.

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wheat Russia
The American Journal of Transportation calls Russia a “grain superpower” as wheat exports from Russia surge. The Journal says grains are propelling Russia’s agriculture into a renaissance, charged by the 45 percent drop in the ruble against the dollar over the last few years and bumper crops. Continue reading

Wheat Growers See Record-High Yields

fresh corn in box, on wooden table
As of September 1, there were 1.74 billion bushels of old crop corn and 197 million bushels of old crop soybeans in storage, according to the Grain Stocks report released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Continue reading

Government leaders in Iran say the nation is now self-sufficient in regards to its domestic wheat supply and aims to export wheat in the coming months. Continue reading

Global wheat prices are suffering from complicated quarantine rules by Egypt regarding the fungus ergot, effectively taking the world’s largest wheat importer out of the trade market. Continue reading

russia wheat
Most of the major wheat producing countries around the world have had very good growing conditions through the entire season. Countries like the U.S., Australia, Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan are expecting record yields during harvest. Continue reading

Dollar banknotes and wheat grains on wooden background. Agricultural income concept-tight
Wheat traders and the industry remain hopeful tight supplies of the commodity in India could provide a small boost to global prices, and a potential rebound from 10-years lows. Continue reading

Japan resume
Earlier this month, Japan halted imports of western white and feed wheat from the pacific coast ports after unapproved genetically modified crops were found in an unplanted field in Washington state. Continue reading

Combine harvester unloads wheat grain into the tractor trailer-farm bill
Wheat prices have tumbled to the lowest point they’ve been at in the last decade, thanks in part to a successful harvest in the U.S. and strong harvest prospects overseas. Low wheat prices are causing a dilemma for elevator operators that have too much wheat and not enough storage. Continue reading

Ergot on wheat-Egypt

Photo credit: CIMMYT.

Egypt has reinstated its zero tolerance policy on ergot fungus in wheat shipments
, according to Egypt’s agriculture ministry. Pro Farmer reports Egypt announced the reinstated policy over the weekend. Continue reading

U.S. Wheat Associates
ergot wheat-Indonesian will bring milling executives from one of the largest Indonesian companies to America this month to tour the U.S. wheat supply chain. The managers of four different flour mills under the same umbrella company will learn how U.S. hard red spring wheat, hard red winter wheat, and soft white can help to fill the needs in their expanding market. Continue reading

Fields of wheat with Mont Aiguille, Vercors, France
A new report from France says the nation is facing a ‘catastrophic’ 30-year low in wheat yields. Continue reading

Egypt to Consider Ergot Risks to Wheat Crops

ergot wheatThe world’s largest wheat importer, Egypt, will take another look at the risks of ergot fungus in wheat. The announcement comes less than a month after Egypt’s government said it would accept ergot contamination in purchases of grain from overseas. Continue reading

Japan Stopping Some U.S. Wheat Imports over Fears of GM Wheat

Whole grain wheat kernels - JapanJapan is halting imports of western white and feed wheat from the U.S. Pacific coast after unapproved genetically-modified crops were found in an unplanted field in Washington State. Continue reading

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