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2016 Annual Bake & Take Day

The South Dakota Wheat Commission annual “Bake and Take Day,” occurring this year on March 26, invites home bakers of all ages to slow down, relax and embrace community spirit by baking home-made goodies and sharing them with friends, neighbors or folks who may not be able

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Wheat Organizations Support Congressional Call for Comprehensive Market Access in TPP

Wheat Organizations Support Congressional Call for Comprehensive Market Access in TPP

ARLINGTON, Virginia — U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) are very pleased that 140 members of Congress urged President Barack Obama this week to pursue a high standard, 21st Century Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. In a letter to the President, a

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Thune Submits Comments on South Dakota Rail Service Concerns for Fargo STB Hearing

U.S. Senator John Thune (R-South Dakota), Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, submitted the following comments to the Surface Transportation Board (STB) for its public hearing in Fargo, North Dakota this morning focused on the region’s rail service issues that continue to negatively

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Scientists complete chromosome-based draft of the wheat genome

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Several Kansas State University researchers were essential in helping scientists assemble a draft of a genetic blueprint of bread wheat, also known as common wheat. The food plant is grown on more than 531 million acres around the world and produces nearly 700 million

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Just Folks: Woman, 91, weaves art from wheat

Not many people can lay claim to an invitation from the president to decorate the Christmas tree at the White House. Palmyra’s Martha Hunsicker, 91, can, due to her work in the unique craft field of wheat weaving. In 1993, Hunsicker was invited by President Bill Clinton

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Just Folks: Woman, 91, weaves art from wheat

Not many people can lay claim to an invitation from the president to decorate the Christmas tree at the White House. Palmyra’s Martha Hunsicker, 91, can, due to her work in the unique craft field of wheat weaving. In 1993, Hunsicker was invited by President Bill Clinton

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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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