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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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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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New international partnership aims to increase wheat yields by 50% by 2034

A new international partnership aims to increase wheat yields by 50 percent by 2034. This will address demand for wheat – one of the world’s most important crops – that is growing much faster than production. The new International Wheat Yield Partnership (IWYP) brings together research funders,

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Top tips on identifying four key wheat diseases

Disease pressure is high in wheat crops, with yellow rust and septoria already being seen, plus warnings of a higher eyespot risk. To help you identify these diseases,Farmers Weekly has teamed up with the HGCA to produce this guide. Septoria tritici This is the most damaging foliar disease

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Leola man’s invention named top product at World Ag Expo

Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014 1:00 am Leola man’s invention named top product at World Ag Expo By Connie Sieh Groop Farm Forum Writer cgroop@aberdeennews.comFarmForum.net Saving lives is the driving force behind a Leola man’s invention. A man who knows the heartbreak of losing a friend in

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