Milling Journal Milling Journal Online http://www.millingjournal.com U.S. Wheat Organizations Increase Engagement in Sustainable Agriculture Initiatives Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:12:09 EDT http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/U_S__Wheat_Organizations_Increase_Engagement_in_Sustainable_Agriculture_Initiatives-152013.html http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/U_S__Wheat_Organizations_Increase_Engagement_in_Sustainable_Agriculture_Initiatives-152013.html From U.S. Wheat Associates July 31 Wheat Letter By Elizabeth Westendorf, USW Policy Specialist A rapidly emerging food marketing trend is the concept of “sustainable production.” Sustainability is not clearly defined and therefore means something different to each participant in the value chain. The stakes are high in this game for industry impact and environmental protection, and this creates challenges for producers. U.S. farmers are committed to continuous improvement, and that is why U.S. wheat industry organizations are actively engaged in relevant sustainability initiatives. For example, the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) is a member of Field To Market®: The Alliance for International Trade Teams Travel to U.S. For Wheat Harvest Tour Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:07:03 EDT http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/International_Trade_Teams_Travel_to_U_S__For_Wheat_Harvest_Tour-152012.html http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/International_Trade_Teams_Travel_to_U_S__For_Wheat_Harvest_Tour-152012.html From U.S. Wheat Associates July 31 Wheat Letter Every year from spring to early fall, USW organizes trade team visits that help customers learn about U.S. wheat production and marketing systems, as well as to connect those customers directly to U.S. wheat farmers. Throughout the month of July, trade teams from Peru, Algeria and Korea traveled to the United States for the opportunity to ask questions, build relationships and learn why U.S. wheat is the world’s most reliable supply. Accompanied by their regional USW representative, the participants range from millers and bakers to grain purchasers, traders and executives. USW has already ND Spring Wheat Tour Shows Record Yield Potential For 2015-2016 Crop Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:02:26 EDT http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/ND_Spring_Wheat_Tour_Shows_Record_Yield_Potential_For_2015_2016_Crop-152011.html http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/ND_Spring_Wheat_Tour_Shows_Record_Yield_Potential_For_2015_2016_Crop-152011.html From U.S. Wheat Associates July 31 Wheat Letter By Stephanie Bryant-Erdmann, USW Programs and Planning Assistant As the combines roll on to harvest 2015/16 U.S. winter wheat crops, 65 people gathered in Fargo, ND, this week to assess the yield and quality potential of the year’s spring wheat on the annual Hard Red Spring Wheat Tour July 27 to 30. The tour included representatives from some of the largest milling, baking, transportation and grain merchandising companies in the world, as well as major exporting and importing countries, including Canada, Australia, Japan and China. The Wheat Quality Council (WQC) organizes the tour. I was K-State Research and Extension Report Shows How Wheat Varieties Fared With Diseases and Insects Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:43:45 EDT http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/K_State_Research_and_Extension_Report_Shows_How_Wheat_Varieties_Fared_With_Diseases_and_Insects-151925.html http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/K_State_Research_and_Extension_Report_Shows_How_Wheat_Varieties_Fared_With_Diseases_and_Insects-151925.html Manhattan, Kan. and#151; Wheat producers know that diseases and insects can considerably decrease yields and economic returns. K-State Research and Extension plant pathologist Erick De Wolf said 2015 was a big year for diseases—including widespread stripe rust, leaf rust and head scab—affecting the Kansas wheat crop. Each year, De Wolf and other Kansas State University experts in plant pathology and entomology compile a report that rates major hard red winter wheat and hard white winter wheat varieties on how resistant they are to common diseases and pests. Wheat growers can use this report in the next few weeks and months Registration Now Open For 2015 NAMA Annual Meeting ... October 22-24 ... Phoenix, AZ Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:33:15 EDT http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/Registration_Now_Open_For_2015_NAMA_Annual_Meeting_____October_22_24_____Phoenix__AZ-151960.html http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/Registration_Now_Open_For_2015_NAMA_Annual_Meeting_____October_22_24_____Phoenix__AZ-151960.html Don’t miss the 2015 NAMA Annual Meeting, October 22-24, at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix, AZ. NAMA milling and associate members are invited to join fellow leaders in the milling industry for three days of education and networking during NAMA's 2015 Annual Meeting. The NAMA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of milling executives in North America and provides an opportunity for executives to hear from fellow industry leaders and discuss trends and key issues impacting the industry. The program will kick off with a welcome reception on Thursday, October 22 at 6 p.m. The annual NAMA Board Plains Grains July 24 Harvest Summary For Hard Red Winter Wheat Fri, 24 Jul 2015 11:51:06 EDT http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/Plains_Grains_July_24_Harvest_Summary_For_Hard_Red_Winter_Wheat-151820.html http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/Plains_Grains_July_24_Harvest_Summary_For_Hard_Red_Winter_Wheat-151820.html This harvest crop summary update for Hard Red Winter (HRW) represents data as of July 24 and was compiled and supplied by Mark Hodges, executive director, Plains Grains, Inc. (PGI), Stillwater, OK. Included are state specific reports from Nebraska and Wyoming. A seven-day precipitation map from the National Weather Service (NWS) also is included. PGI is a private, nonprofit wheat marketing organization dedicated to providing the link between producers of hard red winter (HRW) wheat, grain companies, and foreign and domestic flour millers to benefit all segments of the wheat industry. It serves the Great Plains and PNW states of Colorado, Idaho, Algeria Cereal Officials Visit U.S. Wheat Production Regions and Federal Offices Fri, 24 Jul 2015 09:58:21 EDT http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/Algeria_Cereal_Officials_Visit_U_S__Wheat_Production_Regions_and_Federal_Offices-151819.html http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/Algeria_Cereal_Officials_Visit_U_S__Wheat_Production_Regions_and_Federal_Offices-151819.html Arlington, Virginia — Algerians enjoy their bread and couscous. The North African nation is one of the world’s largest wheat importers. To help overcome an historical preference for French soft bread wheat, U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) will bring three officials from the Algerian Office of Cereals (OAIC) to the United States July 25 to Aug. 1, 2015, to learn about U.S. durum and bread wheat crop quality and the U.S. wheat export supply system. USW worked with the California Wheat Commission (CWC), the North Dakota Wheat Commission (NDWC) and the Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council (MWRPC) to organize this U.S. Wheat Associates Host Korea Flour Milling Companies For Tour of U.S. Wheat Crop Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:05:59 EDT http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/U_S__Wheat_Associates_Host_Korea_Flour_Milling_Companies_For_Tour_of_U_S__Wheat_Crop-151807.html http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/U_S__Wheat_Associates_Host_Korea_Flour_Milling_Companies_For_Tour_of_U_S__Wheat_Crop-151807.html Arlington, Virginia — Two executives representing Korean flour milling companies will chase combines in the Palouse region of Washington and the Columbia River Valley of Oregon July 26 to Aug.1, 2015, to get a first look at this year’s wheat crop. Their visit, which includes a stop in Portland, OR, to learn more about the U.S. wheat supply system, is sponsored by U.S. Wheat Associates (USW), the Washington Grain Commission and the Oregon Wheat Commission. The guests are Mr. Ha Jae Lee, who is the factory managing director of Daehan Flour Mills Co., Ltd., and Mr. Jeom Dae Kim, who U.S Wheat Associates Welcome Peruvian Wheat Buyers to Look at U.S. Wheat Marketing System Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:13:41 EDT http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/U_S_Wheat_Associates_Welcome_Peruvian_Wheat_Buyers_to_Look_at_U_S__Wheat_Marketing_System-151742.html http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/U_S_Wheat_Associates_Welcome_Peruvian_Wheat_Buyers_to_Look_at_U_S__Wheat_Marketing_System-151742.html Arlington, Virginia — Peru is one the few countries in South America that purchases almost all classes of U.S. wheat, which is one reason why three Peruvian wheat buyers are visiting the United States July 19 to 25, 2015. They are connecting with U.S. grain traders to learn more about the advantages of the U.S. wheat marketing system. The team’s visit focuses specifically on hard red winter (HRW) and soft red winter (SRW) production in Maryland, Virginia, Colorado and Kansas. U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) worked with the Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board (MGPUB), the Virginia Small Grains Board, the Colorado Plains Grains July 17 Harvest Summary For Hard Red Winter Wheat Fri, 17 Jul 2015 08:40:55 EDT http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/Plains_Grains_July_17_Harvest_Summary_For_Hard_Red_Winter_Wheat-151611.html http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/Plains_Grains_July_17_Harvest_Summary_For_Hard_Red_Winter_Wheat-151611.html This harvest crop summary update for Hard Red Winter (HRW) represents data as of July 17 and was compiled and supplied by Mark Hodges, executive director, Plains Grains, Inc.(PGI), Stillwater, OK. Included are state specific reports from various areas in Kansas (final report) and in Nebraska. A seven-day precipitation map from the National Weather Service (NWS) also is included. PGI is a private, nonprofit wheat marketing organization dedicated to providing the link between producers of hard red winter (HRW) wheat, grain companies, and foreign and domestic flour millers to benefit all segments of the wheat industry. It serves the Great Plains and