|Thursday, July 18th, 2019|
By Jennifer M. Latzke
The color purple ruled the 2019 National Festival of Breads baking competition, June 8. Which was only appropriate, considering the festival is held in Manhattan, Kansas, every other year.
Both grand prize winners—Merry Graham of Newhall, California, and RaChelle Hubsmith of North Logan, Utah—featured the color in their winning recipes. Graham’s Blackberry Ginger Speculaas Danish Wreath with ribbons of purple blackberry jam topped the Food Blogger Division, while Hubsmiths’ Chai Ube Rosette Rolls, featuring purple sweet potatoes as a key ingredient, won the Home Baker Division. Read more
Dan Wogsland, executive director of the North Dakota Grain Growers Association, spoke about opportunities for wheat farmers in the 2018 farm bill at Wheat U in Bismarck, North Dakota, Jan. 17. The educational event was sponsored by High Plains Journal and BASF. Register for the Aug. 14 Sorghum U-Wheat U event at hpj.com/suwu.
Kansas State University Extension Plant Pathologist Erick DeWolf cautions that some growers in central and eastern Kansas are reporting symptoms of Fusarium head blight, or head scab, in their fields this year. Read more
The U.S. Wheat Associates Board of Directors seated new officers at its recent annual meeting in Whitefish, Montana. USW is the export market development organization representing U.S. wheat farmers. Read more
The June 11 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture showed the effects of trade and weather on crops and livestock in the United States. Read more
When U.S. Wheat Associates was planning its 2019 Mexico Wheat Trade Conference, no one anticipated that the threat of new tariffs on Mexican imports would come just days before the meeting started. Read more
Can a small circuit board, barely the size of a credit card, help the world’s wheat to beat the heat? Kansas State University researchers think so, and they say that they’ve built the world’s first facility to help them prove it. Read more
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