Press Releases

  • NAWG Responds to Ways and Means Advancing Reconciliation Tax Changes

    September 16, 2021

    Washington, D.C. (September 16, 2021) – Yesterday, the House Ways and Means Committees advanced its contributions to the proposed $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package, which included provisions to offset components of the bill. The National Association of Wheat Growers is … Continue reading

  • NAWG Opposes Changes to NWPR

    September 2, 2021

    Washington, D.C. – On July 9, 2021, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced their intent to initiate a new rulemaking process that replaces the Navigable Waters Protection Rule and announced a request for stakeholder input. … Continue reading

  • U.S. Wheat Associates Welcomes Suspension of Vietnam Wheat Import Tariff

    August 25, 2021

    ARLINGTON, Virginia — U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) is grateful to the Biden Administration and USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) for their work alongside Vietnam’s Ministry of Finance to reduce the cost of wheat for Vietnam’s millers and consumers. As part … Continue reading

  • USDA Accepts 2.8 Million Acres for the Conservation Reserve Program

    August 23, 2021

    From USDA-FSA Expects to reverse the trend of declining enrollment The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has accepted 2.8 million acres in offers from agricultural producers and private landowners for enrollment into the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in 2021. This … Continue reading

  • Colorado and Kansas Lead Effort to Promote Hard White Wheat

    August 23, 2021

    By Brad Erker – Executive Director, Colorado Wheat I remember looking at my first field of hard white winter (HWW) wheat many years ago, it was probably about 1994. I honestly can’t remember the variety, but I do remember thinking … Continue reading

  • PlainsGold to Market New Semi-Solid Wheat Variety

    August 18, 2021

    PlainsGold® will market Amplify SF in 2021, a new hard red winter wheat variety that was developed to help wheat growers combat the wheat stem sawfly. Amplify SF carries a stem-solidness trait that helps defend against the wheat stem sawfly, … Continue reading

  • Senate Passes Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

    August 10, 2021

    From NAWG Earlier today, the United States Senate passed a historic infrastructure bill after several months of negotiations. The roughly $1 trillion bipartisan bill was passed by a vote of 69 to 30, receiving strong bipartisan support and includes $550 … Continue reading

  • CSU Wheat Planting Decisions Webinar

    August 10, 2021

    Colorado State University (CSU), the Crop Testing Program, and CSU Extension are inviting wheat growers to the Annual Wheat Planting Decision Webinar.  The meeting will be live-online on August 18th at 8:30 am via Zoom, and will be recorded and … Continue reading

  • 2021 Colorado Wheat Harvest Update

    July 30, 2021

    July 30, 2021 Wheat harvest in Colorado is coming to a close and this will be the last harvest report of 2021. According to the July 30th Plains Grains, Inc. Harvest Report, Colorado’s wheat harvest is 99% complete. There is … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Outlook Report – June 25, 2021

    June 25, 2021

    This week the overall crop condition improved slightly according to the NASS Crop Condition Report. Last weekend a good portion of Eastern Colorado saw moisture, although some of it unfortunately came with hail. More rain and severe weather are in … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Disease Newsletter

    June 21, 2021

    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 Colorado Wheat Field Days Summary It was great meeting many of you at the Colorado Wheat Field Days … Continue reading

  • Wheat Organizations Welcome End to U.S.-EU Aircraft Trade Dispute

    June 15, 2021

    Washington D.C. (June 15, 2021) – U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) congratulate the Biden Administration and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai for resolving the long-running World Trade Organization dispute over aircraft subsidies and suspending retaliatory … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Disease Newsletter

    June 7, 2021

    Dr. Robyn Roberts Field Crops Pathologist and Assistant Professor Robyn.Roberts@colostate.edu* 970-491-8239; @RobynRobertsPhD (Twitter) *Email is the best way to reach me  I hope to see many of you at the Colorado Wheat Field Days June 10-15!  Please email me if … Continue reading

  • 2021 Colorado Wheat Field Days Schedule

    June 1, 2021

    The 2021 Colorado Wheat Field Days will be held June 10-15 at ten different variety trial sites throughout Eastern Colorado (schedule below). The field days are jointly hosted by the Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee (CWAC), the Colorado Association of Wheat … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Outlook Report – May 28, 2021

    May 28, 2021

    There has been drastic improvement in the drought monitor as several locations in Eastern Colorado have received over 6 inches of precipitation in the last month. However there are unfortunately reports that emergence of the Wheat Stem Sawfly is now … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Disease Newsletter – May 24, 2021

    May 24, 2021

    Disease Observations Stripe Rust Stripe rust was found at low incidence and low disease severity at the ARDEC Research Station in Larimer county, mainly on triticale (Figure 1). The cool, wet weather has been favorable for disease development as free-standing … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Outlook Report – May 21, 2021

    May 21, 2021

    Drought conditions continued to improve and most of NE Colorado is no longer in a drought. There is still not much of a change to crop conditions, as the crop is roughly 1/3 Good-Excellent, 1/3 Fair, and 1/3 Poor-Very Poor … Continue reading

  • Wheat Entomology Newsletter – May 17, 2021

    May 17, 2021

    Darren Cockrell: Darren.Cockrell@colostate.edu 630-649-4419 Dr. Punya Nachappa: Punya.Nachappa@colostate.edu 785-383-4873 Wheat Stem Sawfly – Adult Emergence Wheat stem sawfly larvae collected from Weld County were found to be in early stages of pupation with wing nodes present (Figure 1). Generally adult … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Outlook Report – May 17, 2021

    May 17, 2021

    Recent moisture in Eastern Colorado has lead to an improvement in drought conditions. However there are concerns of poor stand establishment, especially in fields south of I-70. Read the Full Report Here

  • Colorado Wheat Disease Newsletter

    May 10, 2021

    Dr. Robyn Roberts Field Crops Pathologist and Assistant Professor Robyn.Roberts@colostate.edu* 970-491-8239; @RobynRobertsPhD (Twitter) *Email is the best way to reach me DISEASE OBSERVATIONS Tan spot (caused by the fungus Pyrenophora tritici-repentis) was observed in Prowers, Kiowa, Cheyenne, Kit Carson, Washington, … Continue reading