Press Releases

  • Public Notice: CWAC/CAWG Joint Board Meeting

    November 29, 2022

    AGENDA Colorado Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG) Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee (CWAC) Board of Directors Meeting – December 7, 2022 CoBank Center for Agricultural Education, Fort Collins, Colorado General Business Session – Start at 9:00 am Call to Order – … Continue reading

  • Wheat Marketing Webinar Series Coming in February

    November 14, 2022

    Many agricultural producers don’t feel confident in their abilities to market the commodities they produce. In today’s agricultural business environment of high input costs and slim or non-existent margins, marketing skills are essential. In an effort to help wheat producers … Continue reading

  • PlainsGold® Growers Place in 2022 National Wheat Yield Contest

    November 1, 2022

    The National Wheat Foundation recently released results of the 2022 National Wheat Yield Contest (NWYC). PlainsGold® is happy to announce 3 growers received first place in their state contest with PlainsGold® varieties. The NWYC offers growers the opportunity to compete … Continue reading

  • The National Wheat Foundation Now Accepting Applications for Scholarship Honoring Ag Students

    November 1, 2022

    Washington, D.C. – The National Wheat Foundation is now accepting applications for the Jerry Minore Scholarship, honoring students pursuing a career in agriculture. The scholarship is available to college students for the 2023 academic year, with an application deadline of … Continue reading

  • NAWG Responds to Final Report and Recommendations by Senator Murray and Governor Inslee

    August 26, 2022

    Washington, D.C. — Today, the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) released the following statement in response to the final Lower Snake River Dams (LSRD) Benefit Replacement Report and recommendations recently announced by Senator Murray (D-WA) and Governor Inslee (D-WA). … Continue reading

  • FSA Webinar on Livestock Forage Program

    August 19, 2022

    It has recently been brought to our attention there might be a lack of understanding among growers who have both wheat and cattle on their eligibility for the Livestock Forage Program (LFP) in Colorado. By working with staff from Senator … Continue reading

  • Colorado Top Dryland Winter Wheat Variety Picks

    August 18, 2022

    Sally Jones-Diamond Colorado State University Crops Testing Program Director & Extension Crop Production Specialist There are many variety options to choose from for fall 2022 wheat planting. The best variety to plant depends on your specific situation, and planting more … Continue reading

  • PlainsGold to Market New Semi-Solid Hard White Wheat Variety

    August 15, 2022

    Fort Collins, Colo. – PlainsGold® will market Windom SF in 2022, a new hard white winter wheat variety that was developed to help wheat growers combat the wheat stem sawfly. Windom SF carries a stem-solidness trait that helps defend against … Continue reading

  • Public Notice: CWAC/CAWG Joint Board Meeting

    August 2, 2022

    AGENDA Colorado Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG) Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee (CWAC) Board of Directors Meeting – August 10, 2022 CoBank Center for Agricultural Education, Fort Collins, Colorado   General Business Session  Call to Order – CAWG, CWAC Introductions of … Continue reading

  • 2022 Winter Wheat Variety Trial Results – CSU Crops Testing

    August 1, 2022

    Results for the 2022 Wheat Variety Trials and Collaborative On-Farm Tests (COFT), as well as the Multi-Year and Multi-Location Summaries will be posted here as they become available. Full COFT Table (Results by location and variety) Condensed COFT Table (Results … Continue reading

  • 2022 Colorado Wheat Harvest Update

    July 22, 2022

    July 22, 2022 Another week of high temperatures in Eastern Colorado meant wheat harvest progressed at a rapid pace. As of today, we are calling Colorado’s 2022 wheat harvest 80% complete and estimate it will be near 100% completion on … Continue reading

  • Economic Impact Study Reveals Wheat Stem Sawfly Responsible For $33 Million in Annual Damages

    July 18, 2022

    The Colorado Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG) and Colorado State University recently released an economic impact study finding the wheat stem sawfly (WSS) causes approximately $33 million in damages annually to Colorado’s wheat crop. The purpose of the study is … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Outlook – July 8, 2022

    July 8, 2022

    Harvest continues to progress, however recent rainfall has caused some delays. Temperatures near 100 degrees are in the forecast for the weekend, meaning that will speed things up. Swathing is also occurring in Northeastern Colorado to help mitigate damage from … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Outlook – June 24, 2022

    June 24, 2022

    After a week of extreme heat, wind and no rain, crop conditions worsened. Not optimal weather for grain fill.  The crop is also starting to change color and is 2% mature. Harvest is anticipated to begin in Northeastern Colorado in … Continue reading

  • Wheat Entomology Newsletter – June 22, 2022

    June 22, 2022

    Dr. Erika Peirce: Erika.Peirce@colostate.edu, 661-607-1789 Dr. Punya Nachappa: Punya.Nachappa@colostate.edu, 785-383-4873 Wheat Field Days We had a great time talking to everyone who attended wheat field days! Sadly, Erika and I came down with COVID and had to miss the field … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Disease Newsletter

    June 21, 2022

    Dr. Robyn Roberts Field Crops Pathologist and CSU Assistant Professor Robyn.Roberts@colostate.edu* 970-491-8239; @RobynRobertsPhD (Twitter) *Email is the best way to reach me DISEASE OBSERVATIONS Mosaic virus symptom reports are on the rise. Importantly, viruses typically exist in a complex in … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Disease Newsletter

    June 6, 2022

    Dr. Robyn Roberts Field Crops Pathologist and CSU Assistant Professor Robyn.Roberts@colostate.edu* 970-491-8239; @RobynRobertsPhD (Twitter) *Email is the best way to reach me DISEASE OBSERVATIONS Reports of mosaic virus symptoms have increased this past week, with moderate levels reported in symptomatic … Continue reading

  • 2022 Colorado Wheat Field Days

    June 5, 2022

    Colorado State University Crops Testing is excited to announce the details for the 2022 Wheat Field Days. They are made possible by our farmer-cooperators, seed company and industry partners, and colleagues from the CSU College of Ag. and Ag. Experiment … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Entomology Newsletter – May 31, 2022

    May 31, 2022

    Dr. Erika Peirce: Erika.Peirce@colostate.edu, 661-607-1789 Dr. Punya Nachappa: Punya.Nachappa@colostate.edu, 785-383-4873 Wheat Stem Sawfly We are seeing high wheat stem sawfly pressure in our field sites at New Raymer. Here are some pictures of sawfly attack in New Raymer. Dr. Mason … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Outlook – May 27, 2022

    May 27, 2022

    Parts of Eastern Colorado (mostly south of I-70) saw some moisture over the last week – some of it in the form of rain and some of it in the form of heavy, wet snow. Temperatures did drop below freezing … Continue reading