Press Releases

  • Wheat Industry News – U.S. Wheat

    November 2, 2018

    Recent news and highlights from around the wheat industry. Quote of the Week: “The annual U.S. Wheat Associates Crop Quality Report is one of the most useful tools available to buyers of U.S. wheat.” – Vince Peterson, USW President Best … Continue reading

  • Colorado Crop Progress Report – Week Ending October 28, 2018

    October 29, 2018

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Midweek rain slowed fieldwork in areas, but harvest activities picked up later in the week as warmer and drier weather prevailed, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Warmer temperatures at … Continue reading

  • Colorado Crop Progress Report – Week Ending October 21, 2018

    October 22, 2018

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Hard freezes in several areas last week ended the growing season, as producers continued harvest and fall planting where conditions allowed, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Winter wheat planted … Continue reading

  • Wheat Industry News – U.S. Wheat

    October 22, 2018

    Recent news and highlights from around the wheat industry. Quote of the Week: “Things have changed (and) it is going to take a while to dry out. Probably going to limit wheat planting increases as harvest delays will keep some fields … Continue reading

  • International Wheat Stem Sawfly Conference

    October 18, 2018

    The International Wheat Stem Sawfly Conference will take place March 19-20, 2019 in the Lory Student Center Theatre at Colorado State University. Click here to register for the conference.

  • Colorado Crop Progress Report – Week Ending October 14

    October 15, 2018

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Rain and snowfall in several areas of the state delayed fieldwork and harvest activities last week. Soil moisture supplies improved from received moisture. In northeastern and east central counties, reporters mentioned snow and rain delayed fieldwork but harvest … Continue reading

  • NAWG Welcomes ARC and PLC Farm Payment Relief

    October 15, 2018

    Washington, D.C. (October 12, 2018) – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue announced farm program payments for the 2017 crop year through the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) program and the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program, which were … Continue reading

  • USDA-NASS announces the 2017 Census of Agriculture response rate, data release details, and upcoming special studies

    October 10, 2018

    WASHINGTON – United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) concluded data collection for the 2017 Census of Agriculture with a 71.5 percent national response rate. The Census, conducted once every five years, was mailed to more … Continue reading

  • Colorado Crop Progress Report – Week Ending October 7, 2018

    October 9, 2018

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Widespread moisture received across the state last week brought welcome relief to areas suffering from drought but delayed fieldwork, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northwestern counties, a reporter … Continue reading

  • Wheat Industry News – U.S. Wheat

    October 4, 2018

    Quote of the Week: “Each of us is still at the negotiating table, and we remain committed to working together on a Farm Bill. Our conversations are productive, and progress toward an agreement is taking shape. We are going to … Continue reading

  • Colorado Crop Progress Report – Week Ending September 30

    October 4, 2018

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Fieldwork activities continued on pace last week amidst minimal precipitation, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Northeastern county reporters noted winter wheat continued to be seeded despite dry conditions. Limited … Continue reading

  • Wheat Grower Organizations React to New Trade Deal with Canada and Mexico

    October 1, 2018

    Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) welcome the Administration’s decision to move ahead with an updated trade deal with Canada and Mexico and look forward to learning more about the details. … Continue reading

  • Colorado Crop Progress Report – Week Ending September 23

    September 24, 2018

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Hot and dry weather was widespread with reported isolated precipitation throughout the state last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northeastern counties, winter wheat planting progressed well despite … Continue reading

  • Wheat Industry News – U.S. Wheat

    September 20, 2018

    Recent news and highlights from around the wheat industry. Quote of the Week: “Though the Russians have been quick to deny potential [wheat] export curbs, we believe truth lies somewhere within these statements and that some restriction is forthcoming. The … Continue reading

  • Western Wheat Growers Survey

    September 18, 2018

    Colorado Wheat has agreed to help distribute a survey for Extension faculty at Utah State University. The survey focuses on wheat production in the western United States. The survey examines the soil quality, yield impacts, and overall profitability of using cover … Continue reading

  • Colorado Crop Progress Report – Week Ending September 16, 2018

    September 17, 2018

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Hot and dry weather accelerated crop maturity and harvest activities last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Northwestern counties received no moisture, and new fires were reported. In northeastern … Continue reading

  • USDA Releases Methodology Behind Trade Aid Numbers

    September 14, 2018

    From NAWG On September 13, 2018, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue released a detailed accounting of how the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) calculated estimated damage from trade disruptions. First, USDA took the trade value of a commodity’s exports … Continue reading

  • NAWG and USW Welcome Attention on Trade Policy Risks and Opportunities

    September 13, 2018

    Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) appreciate the Senate Agriculture Committee holding its “Perspectives on U.S. Agricultural Trade” hearing Sept. 13, 2018, focused on the Trump Administration’s trade agenda. The organizations … Continue reading

  • 2018 CSU Ag Day

    September 12, 2018

    Join us on Saturday, September 22, for the annual Ag Day Barbecue at Colorado State University.  Cheer on the Rams against Illinois State after celebrating Colorado and CSU’s agricultural heritage with barbecue food and fun!  Net proceeds support Ag Day … Continue reading

  • Colorado Crop Progress Report – Week Ending September 9, 2018

    September 11, 2018

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Conditions for fieldwork were mixed last week, but planting and harvesting activities continued around scattered moisture events early in the week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northeastern counties, … Continue reading