Press Releases

  • Colorado Wheat Outlook Report – May 7, 2021

    May 7, 2021

    There was little change in the overall crop condition, but improvement in the drought monitor thanks to recent precipitation. A portion of Northeastern Colorado is now normal or abnormally dry. However, south of I-70 it is a different story. Click … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Outlook Report – April 30, 2021

    April 30, 2021

    There has not been much of a change in the crop condition over the last month, however there was a small improvement in the drought monitor. The biggest story this week is the crazy weather Eastern Colorado has experienced – … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Entomology Newsletter

    April 19, 2021

    Darren Cockrell: Darren.Cockrell@colostate.edu, 630-649-4419 Dr. Punya Nachappa: Punya.Nachappa@colostate.edu, 785-383-4873 Introduction Hello, this year we are starting a new Wheat Entomology Newsletter, led by Darren Cockrell, Research Associate and myself, Dr. Punya Nachappa, entomologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of … Continue reading

  • Colorado Crop Progress – Week Ending April 11

    April 12, 2021

    From USDA-NASS AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Dry and windy weather was prevalent throughout the state last week as spring fieldwork continue according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northeastern counties, planting preparations progressed but … Continue reading

  • Wheat Disease Update – April 12, 2021

    April 12, 2021

    Dr. Robyn Roberts Field Crops Pathologist and Assistant Professor Robyn.Roberts@colostate.edu; 970-491-8239 Introduction Welcome to a new season of the Wheat Disease Newsletters! My name is Robyn Roberts and I joined Colorado State University in August 2020 as the new field … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Outlook – April 9

    April 9, 2021

    According to the April 9, 2021 USDA WASDE report:  This month’s supply and demand outlook for 2020/21 U.S. wheat is for lower supplies, reduced domestic use, unchanged exports, and higher ending stocks Supplies are lowered with a reduction in projected … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Outlook – April 2, 2021

    April 2, 2021

    According to the March 31st Perspective Plantings Report from USDA-NASS, Colorado’s planted acres are at 2.05 million acres, up 150,000 acres from 2020 and up 100,000 acres from estimates in the fall. Read the Full Report Here

  • Wheat Curl Mite-Transmitted Viruses: Occurrence, New Isolates and Management Strategies for Colorado

    March 30, 2021

    Tessa Albrecht and Punya Nachappa – Department of Agricultural Biology, Colorado State University Wheat curl mite (WCM) transmitted viruses including, Wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV), Triticum mosaic virus (TriMV) and High Plains wheat mosaic virus (HPWMoV) continue to cause yield … Continue reading

  • Colorado Crop Progress – Week Ending March 28

    March 29, 2021

    From USDA-NASS AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Spring fieldwork continued last week amid scattered precipitation events, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Northeastern and east central counties received isolated moisture that supported soil moisture supplies, … Continue reading

  • Colorado Crop Progress – Week Ending March 21

    March 23, 2021

    From USDA-NASS AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Precipitation from the prior week’s storm continued to boost soil moisture supplies in eastern districts, but kept producers out of the field, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. … Continue reading

  • Colorado Winter Wheat Varieties – 2021 Crop

    March 2, 2021

    From USDA-NASS (Revised March 5, 2021)  This report provides the results of the Winter Wheat Seedings by Variety Survey, 2021 Crop, conducted by the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Mountain Regional Field Office. The survey was funded by the Colorado Wheat … Continue reading

  • Evaluating Winter Kill

    February 23, 2021

    Todd Ballard – Area Extension Agronomist – Golden Plains Area Extension  Cold damage to wheat can occur in the right set of conditions. If temperatures drop below freezing for an extended period, the temperature of the soil surrounding the growing … Continue reading

  • Wheat Organizations Welcome Tom Vilsack Back to USDA

    February 23, 2021

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) are pleased with the bipartisan U.S. Senate vote today approving the appointment of former Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to that important post again under … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat to Accept Nominations for County Representatives

    January 11, 2021

    Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, Colorado Wheat will not be taking nominations at in-person meetings as per usual. The Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee (CWAC) and the Colorado Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG) will be accepting nominations for county representatives … Continue reading

  • NAWG Welcomes FY 2021 Omnibus and COVID-19 Relief Package

    December 22, 2020

    Washington, D.C. (December 22, 2020) – On December 21, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate passed H.R. 133, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, sending it to the President’s desk for his signature. The legislation includes all … Continue reading

  • NAWG Shares Wheat Priorities with the Biden-Harris Transition Team

    December 15, 2020

    Washington, D.C. (December 15, 2020) – Today, the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) issued a letter to the Biden-Harris transition team which introduces NAWG, outlines pending policy issues needing immediate attention for the upcoming Administration, and provides a primer … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat 2019-2020 Annual Report

    December 15, 2020

    The 2019-20 fiscal year was a tale of two seasons for Colorado Wheat. Activities happened normally through the first part of the year until the Coronavirus pandemic swept across the country and the world. While life on the farm has … Continue reading

  • NAWG Congratulates Tom Vilsack’s Nomination to Serve as Secretary of U.S. Department of Agriculture

    December 9, 2020

    Washington, D.C. (December 09, 2020) – Today, President-elect Joe Biden announced his intention to nominate former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to assume the role of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary under the Biden-Harris Administration. Vilsack is the current President … Continue reading

  • Wheat Industry Welcomes Final Congressional Passage of the Grain Standards Reauthorization Act

    December 2, 2020

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed the United States Grain Standards Reauthorization Act (GSA) of 2020, S. 4054. The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) applauds both the House and Senate for their bipartisan work to move … Continue reading

  • Colorado Crop Progress Report – Week Ending November 22

    November 23, 2020

    From USDA-NASS AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Conditions remained warm and dry last week as fall fieldwork wrapped up, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Eastern counties received virtually no moisture. Baling of corn stalks … Continue reading