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ISSUE DATE: 06/20/2011

Connecting the wheat field to the table

By Jennifer M. Latzke

Since the time man first combined water, flour and heat and created bread, wheat has become known as the staff of life. It's difficult to improve on a classic.

But Brian Strouts, head of Research and Technical Assistance at the American Institute of Baking, is sure going to try.

Strouts, a research baker by trade, coordinates many lines of research and development at AIB headquarters in Manhattan, Kan.

"We're really trying to do two things," Strouts said. "First, we conduct basic research trying to find new solutions to old questions. Something that would use new technology or even old technology to answer a problem." Second, he added, is that his group looks at the whole wheat chain, from the wheat standing in the field to the bread coming out of the ovens at major bakeries, and at how to continue to increase demand for wheat products.


NEWS

A farmer's friend in the fast lane
AFBF estimates 3.6M ag acres hit by floods
Ag groups: Three pending free trade agreements need action
Clark crew finishes another stop
Colorado Roadless Rule meetings scheduled
Connecting the wheat field to the table
Environmental stewardship nominations open
Ethanol making a splash in NASCAR
Farmers and ranchers back House spending bill
Financial markets update
Gov. Brownback holds economic summit on animal health
Irrigation researchers use reclaimed municipal wastewater
KRC announces new field organizer
MAESTRO mobilizes to help farms rebuild after flood
'Re-Born to the Land' meetings canceled
Weather pattern changes creating severe storms
Wheat geneticist returns to Kansas
Wheat industry praises progress on U.S.-Colombia FTA
WSGA honors ag advocates

CROPS

Corn Farmers Coalition educates policymakers
Dealing with soil salinity
Drought especially tough on growers
Hoffmans back in field after meeting Misener crew by chance
KARA partners with K-State for field day
Keep treated seed out of commodity grains, oilseeds
Managing the odds for farmers
Marestail control essential to protect soybean yields
Misener crew moves into Kansas, sees better wheat yields
Monitoring of insects, seeding rates critical for late sorghum
OSU Weed Science Field Tour scheduled
Producers face drier soil conditions this planting season
Report damaged crops before replanting
Start now to limit grasshopper damage
Stay vigilant for soybean aphids
Texas wheat production estimated at 46.8 million bushels
USW presents Overseas Varietal Analysis results
Wheat forecast unchanged from May
Wheat harvest called 'disheartening'
Wheat harvest webinar offered
Wheat harvest webinar offered
Winter wheat average yield forecast down slightly
Winter wheat forecast up 7 percent
Winter wheat producers expect higher yield
Winter wheat production up from last month
Workshop will train prospective wine-grape growers
Zeorian crew finishing in Oklahoma

LIVESTOCK

AgriLife Research helps pave the way for a new livestock feed product
Bovine trichomoniasis reported in Arkansas
Cattle farmer sees potential in South Korean market
Cattle producers should prepare for drought
Cooling improves fertility in breeding-age heifers
Early summer de-worming of nursing calves affects weight gain
EHV-1 outbreak contained
Equine webinar set for June 27
First of meatpacker lawsuits to begin
Future horse shows will proceed
Grandin to speak at Beef Cattle Short Course
Grazing school to be held in Holton
Grazing workshops set for August
Hickory County Cattlemen's Bus Tour set for August
How would you like that cooked?
Interstate closed by cattle truck crash
Juniors parade champions in regional Gelbvieh show
Lack of worm control in goats can destroy herd
Manage mono-slope barns
Managing heat stress in cattle
Montana has first case of deadly horse virus
Mushrush Red Angus named Seedstock Producer of the Year
NMSU to study bovine respiratory disease
Participate in NAHMS dairy heifer study
PorkBridge educational series returns
Proper disposal of livestock carcasses vital after storms
Protect your horses from equine herpesvirus
Registered brands can reduce cattle theft, provide a trademark
Sheep flock video contest under way
Sheep sale set for July 30
Study will focus on swine heat stress
Texas egg producer to pay $1.9 million fine
Tornado moves dairy grazing conference from Joplin to Springfield
Use caution if feeding wheat hay to livestock
Using udder soundness as culling criteria
Warm weather changes calf management
Weaning fall-born calves
Western Dairy Association launches campaign
Without obstacles, pork industry can thrive
Working cattle in summertime heat

EDITOR

A field feast
Are climate models lying about food too?
Let's wait and see with Rural Council
They got everything but milk

COLUMNS

Antimicrobial approved to fight BRD
Gypsum applied after wheat may improve soil
Herbicide gets new label
In search of the new normal
Just a scoop full
Look in the mirror
New herbicide option debuts for dry bean growers
Side trips and detours
Upgrading the grid

MARKETS

Above average temperatures continue in Colorado
Amarillo livestock auction summary
Apache livestock auction report
Clovis livestock sales report
Cold and wet weather adversely affect Montana crops
Colorado feeder cattle auction summary
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dry weather allows farmers to make planting progress
Georgia cattle auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales report
Grain market close
Hay prices mostly steady
Hay trading is moderate
Hot, dry conditions affecting New Mexico agriculture
Joplin regional cattle sales
Lexington livestock market report
Missouri River continues to threaten Iowa farmers
Mother Nature continues to showcase a variety of conditions
OKC West livestock market report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales report
Pratt livestock sales report
Precipitation is scarce in Missouri
South Central direct sheep sales
Springfield livestock market report
Superior video auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
Wheat beginning to turn color in southern Nebraska
Wheat harvest begins in Kansas
Wheat harvest near completion in Texas Plains
Wheat Harvest Progressing Rapidly
Wheat, corn, soybeans lower
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

Harvesting smooth brome

FAMILY

Adcock has a spot for everyone
Arbuckle Wilderness is another Oklahoma wow
Farm bill biologists join Pheasants Forever, Quail Forever
FFA members look toward bright future
Flavor up with down home cookin'
Food
Garden to the Table field day scheduled
Helpful household tips
June lawn care
Keep pets cool this summer
Meditation for 6-20-11
Multi-plant containers are summertime stars
Stuffings transform chicken breasts
Tomato plant folklore can be wrong

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