Recent news and highlights from around the wheat industry.
Quote of the Week: “It is clear that we are at a tipping point for a growing number of producers. You can only lose money for so long. We’re at a vulnerable stage.” — Marc Knisely, CEO, AgCountry Farm Credit Services, Fargo, N.D., from an article in Politico, Feb. 6, 2019.
It is National Pizza Day in the United States on Feb. 9. More than 3 billion pizzas are served in U.S. restaurants and another 1 billion pizzas are sold frozen every year. Whether it is thin crust, Chicago-style, deep dish or anything in between, pizza is an American favorite – and that crust is ideal for holding your sauces and toppings because it is made with strong flour from U.S. hard red spring wheat! Enjoy your pizza and read more here.
Field to Market Strategic Plan. Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture’s new Strategic Plan builds on more than a decade of Field to Market’s role as the leading organization committed to defining, measuring and advancing sustainability in U.S. crop production. A major premise of the new plan involves leveraging the collective influence of the group’s diverse membership to meet this challenge and drive continuous improvement in environmental outcomes. National Association of Wheat Grower’s (NAWG) Environmental Policy Advisor Keira Franz represents NAWG on the board of directions. Read Field to Market’s release here.
2019 National Wheat Yield Contest. The National Wheat Foundation (NWF) is now accepting grower enrollment for the 2019 National Wheat Yield Contest. The Contest includes winter wheat and spring wheat primary categories and dryland and irrigated subcategories. NFW is accepting winter wheat entries between April and May 15, 2019, and spring wheat entries between June 15 and Aug. 1, 2019. Learn more here.
Buhler-KSU Milling Short Courses. The IGP Institute offers milling courses this spring at its campus in Manhattan, Kan., including: The Buhler-KSU Expert Milling course, offered in English March 4 to 8, 2019, and in Spanish March 11 to 15, 2019; the Buhler-KSU Executive Milling course, offered in English May 20 to 24, 2019. Click here to register for these courses.
Pasta Production and Technology Course. The Northern Crops Institute is hosting a Pasta Production and Technology Course April 30 to May 2, 2019, at its facilities in Fargo, ND. This course introduces participants to the fundamental and applied aspects of pasta production and quality. Click here to learn more and register.