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New strategy expands opportunities for WestBred wheat

Monsanto Company has announced changes to its WestBred wheat seed distribution model designed to enhance business and expand opportunities for its seed partners and their growers. “Wheat is a vital, global crop planted on over 500 million acres and supplying 25% of the world’s calories,” said Jeff

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New strategy expands opportunities for WestBred wheat

Monsanto Company has announced changes to its WestBred wheat seed distribution model designed to enhance business and expand opportunities for its seed partners and their growers. “Wheat is a vital, global crop planted on over 500 million acres and supplying 25% of the world’s calories,” said Jeff

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Wheat Walks report

By Bob Fanning SDSU Extension Plant Pathology Field Specialist, SDSU Regional Extension Center, Winner FarmForum.net Wheat Walks were held near Corsica, Harrold, Draper and Hayes, S.D., on May 28 and 29. The weather was good, maybe too good, as farmers in each location were busy and attendance

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Stopping the ‘little guy’ in his tracks

We usually want to root for the little guy. But when the “little guy” is the wheat curl mite and he’s helping viruses like wheat streak mosaic get a toehold in your wheat field, that sense of fair play goes out the window. Take one look at

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Stopping the ‘little guy’ in his tracks

We usually want to root for the little guy. But when the “little guy” is the wheat curl mite and he’s helping viruses like wheat streak mosaic get a toehold in your wheat field, that sense of fair play goes out the window. Take one look at

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Wheat Commission Backing South Dakota Rail Project

The South Dakota Wheat Commission is backing rail rehabilitation from Chamberlain West to Presho.  Wheat Commission Executive Director Randy Englund says the project covers needed rail service right in the heart of a major wheat production area of the state and is needed for both the ag

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Nisshin acquiring four ConAgra/Horizon flour mills

BLOOMINGTON, MINN. — In an announcement expected to result in the creation of two major flour milling companies, Miller Milling Co., the U.S. subsidiary of Nisshin Flour Milling Inc., has reached an agreement to acquire four U.S. flour mills. Included in the asset purchase agreement are the

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Consultant: Railroads already near capacity

Transportation consultant Terry Whiteside says the Pacific Northwest rail capacity is already nearly full, and will be overly full with coal and oil trains through the region. He expects agricultural commodities to be adversely impacted by the increased traffic.   The Pacific Northwest rail system is already

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Grain farmers stung by rail delays

A backup of available rail cars for hauling grain has placed downward pressure on grain prices, experts say.   A severe rail transportation backlog has placed downward pressure on U.S. grain prices, delayed commodity shipments and raised freight costs, industry experts say. Montana rail consultant Terry Whiteside

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U.S. spring wheat planting outlook favorable

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, U.S. — As agricultural commodity market participants awaited the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) March 31, Prospective Plantings report, experts weighed in on possible scenarios for the soon-to-be-planted U.S. hard red spring wheat crop. While observers acknowledged difficulties in making fully accurate prognostications, they

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