Wheat in the News for the Week of December 17, 2010

Bill Jackson of the Greeley Tribune with a story from  the Ag Classic: Water tops priorities of newly elected state, federal officials

The products of U.S. farming are so essential in our daily lives but unfortunately, some have lost sight of this and who makes it all happen.
Climate change: What might agriculture look like in 2100?
We need to be careful of not only what we read, but how we read it. Good article on media bias on “Ag Today.”

High School Students: Essay contest … The Agriculture Council of America is inviting ninth- to 12th-grade students to submit an original, 450-word essay or a two-minute video essay about the importance of agriculture. This year’s theme is “American Agriculture: Your Food. Your Farmer” and the deadline is Feb. 4.
The national written essay winner receives a $1,000 prize and round-trip ticket to Washington, D.C., for recognition during the Celebration of Ag Dinner on March 15 at Whitten Patio at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. During dinner, the winner will have the opportunity to read the winning essay, as well as join with industry representatives, members of Congress, federal agency representatives, media and other friends in a festive ag celebration. The video essay winner wins a $1,000 prize, and the winning video will play during the Celebration of Ag Dinner.
Go to http://www.agday.org/media/pr4.php to read official contest rules and for more details regarding entry applications.

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