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Cason Liebst has a passion for agriculture and the drive to inform consumers about what farmers and ranchers do. This led to him being chosen as the recipient of the 2020 Herb Clutter Memorial Scholarship. Liebst, a fourth generation farmer, will receive $1,000 per year as he attends Fort Ha…

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The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 can be used by farmers and ranchers to help them through a difficult year, according to the Oct. 8 webinar conducted by Kansas State University’s agricultural economics program.

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Kansas farmers are just finishing planting and watching their 2021 wheat crop emerge, but world buyers are already highly anticipating next summer’s harvest. Each month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture keeps producers and end-users alike up-to-date on the latest projections for U.S. and g…

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Across the country farmers are putting in long hours as they find themselves in the middle of fall harvest. For many, this is the most exciting time of the year. Months of hard work and decision-making are finally coming to fruition. It’s the report card of the growing season and it’s the fi…

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Brent Robertson, wheat farmer and former District 7 representative of the Nebraska Wheat Board, was recently appointed by Secretary Sonny Perdue to serve on the United States Department of Agriculture’s Plant Variety Protection Board. His term began immediately after his appointment and expi…

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President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced on Sept. 17 the U.S. Department of Agriculture will implement an extension of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.

The original CFAP only covered assistance to hard red spring and durum wheat farmers, which left many growers without coverage. As part of the CFAP 2, officials have announced an additional $14 billion for agriculture producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19, including growers of all classes of wheat.

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Grain growers in western Kansas who plan to campaign for a seat on one of the state’s five grain commodity commissions—corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, wheat or sunflowers—should be gathering petition signatures now to meet the Nov. 30, 2020, filing deadline.

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Everyone has a measurable goal, whether it is a basketball player dreaming of scoring 50 points in a game or training a racehorse to outpace Secretariat’s record-shattering 2 minutes, 24 seconds run from the 1973 Belmont Stakes. For Trent Peck, co-owner at P2 Farms near Hunter, Oklahoma, his…

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Curtis Rainbolt, BASF technical service representative, is a middleman. Though the term sometimes carries a negative connotation, in the world of crop protection those middlemen are critical links between lab and field.

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U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairman Pat Roberts, R-KS, Amy Klobuchar, D-MN, and other Senate colleagues sent a bipartisan letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue requesting funds in the CARES Act be provided to wheat growers of all wheat variet…

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High Plains Journal's 2020 wheat seed books for Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado are now available for download and viewing online. Visit https://www.hpj.com/resources/crop_seed_guides to see other crop seed guides as they become available for corn, soybean and sorghum.

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Sorghum and wheat producers share commonalities in growing market share in crops that are starting to find their way into the limelight. Charlie Haas, Larned, Kansas; Eric Purvis, Weskan, Kansas; and Kent Martin, Carmen, Oklahoma, served on a growers’ panel at the Sorghum U/Wheat U event sponsored by High Plains Journal.

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Sorghum, like any other crop, has garnered a certain reputation among growers, both good and bad. Josh Lofton, assistant professor and cropping systems specialist at Oklahoma State University, spoke at High Plains Journal’s Sorghum U/Wheat U virtual event and challenged producers to stop put…

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How to properly manage soil fertility and farmland to its utmost potential with proper nutrients is a constant conundrum. Nick Ward, president of Ward Laboratories, Inc. in Kearney, Nebraska, discussed this and the importance of soil testing at High Plains Journal’s Sorghum U/Wheat U virtual…

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As Laura Haffner and her crew started the northern trek to the expansive dryland fields of my home state of Montana, this custom writer and photographer packed her cameras and headed further west over the mountains to catch the harvest rumbling to a start in the Palouse region of eastern Was…

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Wheat silage or wheatlage, is becoming a more popular option for cattle and dairy producers. Jourdan Bell, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension agronomist, spoke about wheat silage at High Plains Journal’s Sorghum U/Wheat U virtual event.

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Aaron Harries, vice president of research and operations for Kansas Wheat provided an annual update on activities and research conducted by the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers and Kansas Wheat Commission. He spoke at the first session of the virtual Sorghum U/Wheat U, hosted by High Plai…

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The click beetles have a catchy name and in the adult stage they represent no threat to cereal crops. Unfortunately this beetle’s larval stage—wireworms—can crimp a wheat producer’s profits if he has an infestation.

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Despite all 2020 could throw at him, Romulo Lollato, Kansas State University associate professor of wheat and forages production, was able to conduct his experiments across Kansas almost like normal.

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The Nebraska Wheat Board recently held their first quarter meeting in North Platte, Nebraska. The meeting included the swearing in of Rick Dunbar as representative of District 7, updates from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a strategic planning discussion and the election of this year’s …

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In 2020, wheat breeders don’t have a tricked out DeLorean, or “Time-Flux Capacitor” to travel back in time. They don’t need them. Instead they’re using the recently unlocked wheat genome and a collection of ancient wild emmer wheat specimens to save the future of wheat farming.

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The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be presenting the annual Big Country Wheat Conference as webinars this year. The free event will run on three consecutive Thursdays starting Aug. 13 from noon to 1 p.m. each day.

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One of the most important decisions wheat growers make each year is deciding what varieties to plant. Some have greater resistance to certain diseases than others. Some yield well despite pressure from some pests and diseases. So gathering information about how different varieties have perfo…

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Size matters when it comes to many postemergence herbicides and effective weed control in double-cropping systems, Oklahoma State University experts said.

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High Plains Joural's Sorghum/Wheat U online virtual learning opportunity continues today. Visit hpj.com/suwu to register for the Aug. 12 webinars, and view the program line-up here. The webinars will be recorded and posted on the website for registered attendees to view at their convenience.

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For the week ending July 5, USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service reported the following wheat crop conditions:

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An estimated 17.3% of people worldwide are at risk of inadequate zinc intake; zinc deficiency is a major human health concern. Increasing Zn concentration in wheat grains is highly important, and management strategies to enhance grain Zn concentration can play an important role in fighting n…

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So far, experts and farmers alike are calling wheat harvest 2020 one of the fastest and highest yielding harvests they’ve seen in quite some time; however, the fast pace has not kept High Plains Journal’s All Aboard Wheat Harvest crews from taking time to invite Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Ch…

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Jones Harvesting has bee working almost non-stop since they arrived near Dodge City, Kansas. Crawl up the ladder, jump in the cab and take a ride in the combine as Brian shows you first hand what's been going on in the land of wind and wheat! Follow along with Brian and our other All Aboard …

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New realities require new action, Colorado State University is bringing the next best thing to in-field wheat field days—virtual wheat field days. Jerry Johnson, a seasoned veteran of crop variety testing, leads off with a short introduction before nationally renowned CSU wheat breeder Scott…

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The USDA’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture has selected Kansas State University to serve as a center for efforts to improve U.S. winter wheat varieties.

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Kansas Wheat Commission held its first ever virtual trade team on June 10 with customers from Brazil. These customers had the opportunity to learn more about the current wheat crop, growing conditions and updates about how harvest is progressing. The event was moderated by Aaron Harries, VP …

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Farmer Ray Flickner grows corn, soybeans and wheat on his primarily irrigated operation located near Moundridge, Kansas, northwest of Wichita in McPherson County. Several years ago, the family farm partnered with a Kansas State University researcher on some planting population studies with corn. The seeds of interest in research developed into the Flickner Innovation Farm and a partnership with the Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment.

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Cheyenne, Oklahoma—Hello, June! It never ceases to amaze me how quickly time flies by. I feel like I blinked my eyes and the wheat that was as green as could be is now just about ready to cut!

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It’s been awhile—3 years, to be exact—but we are happy to be back and sharing our harvest habit with you once again. You can take the girl out of harvest, but you can’t take the harvest out of the girl.

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All Aboard Wheat Harvest correspondent Laura Haffner gave Facebook views a report from the field. Watch her update below, and follow our Facebook page at Facebook.com/allaboardharvest to see more Facebook Live videos from the correspondents. Also follow the All Aboard blog at https://allaboa…

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Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., Davis, California, a leader in sustainable bioprotection and plant health solutions, has announced that Pacesetter, a recently approved bio-based plant health product, is now available to corn, soybean and wheat growers in the United States. Pacesetter acts syne…

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Wheat farmer board members of the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers and Kansas Wheat Commission held board meetings this week via conference call. They discussed current crop conditions throughout the state.