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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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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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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.

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The more things change, the more things stay the same. This ancient proverb has never seemed more applicable than over the past few months. As the 2020 wheat harvest season kicks off here in the Midwest, it's hard to not have COVID-19 vividly on our minds.

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Frederick, Oklahoma—Hello again, All Aboard Wheat Harvest followers! Harvest is finally here and, as always, it’s great to be back in the wheat fields of the Great Plains of America! However, I’m disappointed in the yields so far. This area of southwest Oklahoma was beat bad by freeze in April.

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A common obstacle to bountiful wheat harvests in the central Plains is more pervasive than many growers realize, but a study led by the Agricultural Research Service spells out how it can be readily overcome.

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Building off of its successful first year, High Plains Journal is once again combining its popular Sorghum U and Wheat U into one event in 2020. Sorghum U/Wheat U will feature practical learning opportunities for both crops Aug. 11, at the Kansas Star Event Center in Mulvane, Kansas.

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The inaugural 2020 Virtual Wheat Tour wrapped up May 21 with final reports from the volunteer scouts in the field. The tour estimated a potential Kansas wheat harvest of 284.4 million bushels, which is below the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s most recent estimate of 306 million bushels.

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Day 2 of the Virtual Wheat Tour, May 20, wrapped up with the chimes of participants logging onto the Zoom conference platform to hear the updates from the field. Once again, Aaron Harries, Kansas Wheat vice president of research and operations, moderated the call.

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Day One of the Virtual Wheat Tour, May 19, focused on reports out of north central and northwest Kansas, as well as from Colorado and Nebraska.

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The COVID-19 pandemic canceled the in-person annual Wheat Quality Council Hard Winter Wheat Tour earlier this month. But there’s still value in evaluating the status of the hard winter wheat crop in the Plains, so Kansas Wheat, along with grower organizations in Oklahoma, Colorado and Nebras…

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Without a doubt, every sector of agriculture has been upended as an effect of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Livestock producers have seen reduced capacity at packing plants because of COVID-19 precautions, causing backups in the supply of animals ready for processing.

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For the week ending May 10, the following wheat crop conditions were reported by USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service:

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The 40th annual Oklahoma wheat tour was held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing guidelines. However, experts were still able to deliver a detailed summary of what Oklahoma can expect for the 2020 wheat harvest.

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There's always a lot of interest in the quality of the U.S. hard red winter wheat crop during the Wheat Quality Tour, held annually during the first week of May. This tour, held for the past 50 years by the Wheat Quality Council, aims to give a snapshot in time of the crop to those who atten…

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The Wheat Quality Council hard red winter wheat tour has been tradition for wheat growers, economists and Extension experts for more than 50 years; however, with the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the tours will be conducted on virtual platforms.

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For the week ending April 26, the following wheat crop conditions were reported by USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service:

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Over the past few weeks farmers have taken major hits, not only financially, but also when it comes to the weather. The week of April 13 to 17 saw another round of cold temperatures that have potential to cause freeze injury to the 2020 wheat crop. With Kansas reaching devastatingly cold tem…

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When making bread, following the directions and sticking to the recipe is key. You have to add the right amount of yeast, allow it to rise in a warm place and bake it to the appropriate amount of time. For the bread and flour industry, following strict protocols, monitoring employee health a…

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For the week ending April 19, the following wheat crop conditions were reported, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service:

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According to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service for the week ending April 12, the following wheat crop conditions were reported:

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U.S. Wheat Associates President Vince Peterson issued the following statement regarding the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service confirmation that the agency is prepared to “take all steps necessary” to ensure grain inspections will continue despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its April 2020 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report April 9 and  this the first report that shows the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on United States and the world’s agricultural industries.

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For the week ending April 5, the following wheat crop conditions were reported by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service:

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Army cutworms have been spotted in Kansas and Nebraska crop fields recently. This is an important time to scout for this pest, particularly in wheat and alfalfa. Of the many cutworm species in Nebraska, the army cutworm is the most damaging in western Nebraska. Economic damage from other cut…

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With the current health pandemic, one thing is certain: Consumers have made a run on grocery stores and cleaned out products they deem essential. For the most part, those chosen commodities have been toilet paper, hand sanitizer, dairy, meat and shelf staple wheat products like bread and flour.

While this unprecedented chapter in world history is certainly tragic and daunting, Tim O’Connor, president of the Wheat Foods Council, says the wheat industry is stepping up to the challenge consumers have presented and he has hopes the increased demand could benefit the wheat industry.

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For the first time in the recent history of the Wheat Quality Council’s Hard Winter Wheat Tour, the organizers canceled the tour because of concerns over the potential spread of COVID-19. The tour was supposed to take place May 4 to 6, but in the end, it was a very logical decision, said Dav…

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March is Bake and Take Month. Each year in March, we encourage you to bake a plate of cookies or a cake or a loaf of bread and take it to a friend, neighbor or relative. The highlight of this visit for the elderly, ill or shut-ins is when you take time to visit with them when you drop off th…

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The Kansas Department of Agriculture has announced the result of the elections held for the state’s five grain commodity commissions—corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, sunflowers and wheat—in districts four, five and six in the central region of the state.

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Knopf Farms is one of three new sites in the Soil Health Partnership network, through a partnership with the National Wheat Foundation, that is evaluating the impacts of diversified crop rotation and how wheat can benefit the soil and other environmental indicators.

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SY Monument, the top planted variety, has seen a gradual increase in overall share of Kansas wheat since 2015 and accounted for 9.7% of the state’s 2020 wheat planted acres.

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The value of Kansas’s 2019 field and miscellaneous crops is forecast at $7.41 billion, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This is up 9% from 2018. The value of corn production is expected to total $2.96 billion, up 29% from the previous marketing year. Kansas’s…

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An estimated 130,000 total acres were seeded in Wyoming in the fall of 2019 for harvest in 2020. Cowboy was the most popular winter wheat variety seeded in Wyoming for the 2020 crop with 16.8% of the reported winter wheat acreage. SY Monument was second followed by Warhorse. The data for thi…

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This report provides the results of the Winter Wheat Seedings by Variety Survey, 2020 Crop, conducted by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Mountain Regional Field Office. The survey was funded by the Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee.

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High school seniors pursuing careers in agriculture are encouraged to apply for the 2020 Herb Clutter Memorial Scholarship. The Herb Clutter Memorial Scholarship was established in 2009 to honor Herb Clutter's influential role in organizing leadership groups on behalf of Kansas wheat produce…