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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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SDSU student raises money for children with ‘Miracle Mugs’

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Feb. 6, 2014 – Finding new ways to raise money for children is an ongoing mission for Jade Possail. Jade Possail One Miracle Mug by Olivia says, “Thank you for helping me be cancer free.” Bob Carlson, left, and James Williams, right, printed and

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Farm bill passes after three years of talks

Congress gave final approval Tuesday to a sweeping overhaul of a broad range of federal farm and nutrition policies affecting what farmers grow, how food is packaged and sold and how the government helps poor people pay for their groceries. The Senate voted 68 to 32 Tuesday

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Senate set to send farm bill to Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is poised to send a massive, five-year farm bill that provides food for the needy and subsidies for the nation’s farmers to the White House for President Barack Obama’s signature. The Senate was expected to pass the almost $100 billion-a-year compromise bill Tuesday;

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Farm Bill Conference Report filed, signed by Noem

SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO-AM) Rep. Kristi Noem today signed the Farm Bill Conference report, which was filed earlier today.  As a member of the Conference Committee that negotiated the agreement, Rep. Noem served as the state’s voice throughout the negotiations, earning livestock disaster, crop insurance, forestry and

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Farm bill would reduce spending and change programs

WASHINGTON — House and Senate negotiators agreed Monday on a new five-year farm bill that would eliminate or consolidate dozens of agriculture subsidy programs, expand government-subsidized crop insurance and cut about $9 billion from the food stamp program over the next decade. The bipartisan agreement, two years

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Kansas Wheat Scoop No. 1830: Wheat Foods Council Battles Fad Diets

MANHATTAN, Kan.-The Wheat Foods Council continued its battle on fad diets when it met late last week in Phoenix, Arizona. Cindy Falk, nutrition educator for Kansas Wheat and the Wheat Foods Council vice chair, represented Kansas farmers and their need to combat anti-wheat messages.   A major

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Trade group warns against proposed grain shipping regulations

Proposed federal grain regulations could hamper the flow of grain across the Canada – U.S. border, argues a new report released earlier this month. The Jan. 9 report, put out by the Canada-U.S. Grain and Seed Trade Task Group, argues that the proposed directive, D-12-05, “could affect

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