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December 2017 – Press Release

For immediate release:

~New SDSU Release of Thompson HRW Wheat Helps Foundation Winter Wheat Sales Rebound from 2016

~Ag Horizons Conference

~With the holiday season upon us, the upcoming weeks will be full of holiday parties, extra mouths to feed, and delicious food.A Whole Wheat Holiday Season


A special news release for South Dakota media outlets.  Please contact Reid Christopherson at  info@dwheat.org to set up interviews, gather additional quotes and graphics, or pitch a story.

New SDSU Release of Thompson HRW Wheat Helps Foundation Winter Wheat Sales Rebound from 2016

By Jack Ingemansen, FSSD Manager

Thompson, a new SDSU release in 2017, was the top selling variety this fall. It has a good disease package with the best head scab tolerance of varieties currently grown. Thompson also has excellent straw strength. Oahe, a 2016 SDSU release was second followed by Redfield. The drought contributed to good sales with many Certified Seed fields abandoned. The high carryover from the record 2016 crop helped with the supply of Certified Seed with the lack of the 2017 production. Sales of Ideal, Expedition and Lyman were very low. Supplies of Foundation Lyman will no longer be available.

Ag Horizons Conference

Next week is the 2017 Ag Horizons Conference in Pierre at the Ramkota River Center on December 5 and 6. The two-day event includes six keynote speakers, twenty-five breakout sessions, and Industry Seminars.

The seminars are submitted for CEU credits and we are able to offer one Nutrient Management, four Crop Management, five Soil and Water and many professional developments CEUs for attending agronomists.

The Ag Horizons Conference is hosted by seven organizations: South Dakota Crop Improvement Association, South Dakota Oilseeds Council, South Dakota Pulse Growers, South Dakota Seed Trade Association, South Dakota No-Till Association, South Dakota Soil Health Coalition and South Dakota Wheat Inc.

Click here to register and download the agenda

With the holiday season upon us, the upcoming weeks will be full of holiday parties, extra mouths to feed, and delicious food.A Whole Wheat Holiday Season

Whole grain foods are a great option because they fill you up, help curb hunger and don’t add a lot of additional fat. They are packed with complex carbohydrates that provide our bodies with energy, protein, B vitamins, trace minerals and antioxidants.

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that everyone eat at least three-ounce equivalents of whole-grains every day.

You can enjoy whole grains in a variety of foods. Have these 100% Whole Wheat Cinnamon-Sugar Cookies on hand for extra visitors who may pop in. Chicken Noodle Soup will keep you warm during these cold winter months. If you need a break from the large feasts, whip up this Quick Whole Wheat Pizza Crust and allow everyone to make a personal pizza for dinner.

For more delicious wheat recipes, visit wheatfoods.org.