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Wheat Harvest: Grain lower, livestock higher

Posted: Thursday, Aug 28th, 2014
CHICAGO (AP), Grain futures were lower Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Wheat for December delivery was unchanged at $5.5450 a bushel; December corn was 5.25 cents lower at $3.6225 a bushel; December oats were unchanged at $3.5150 a bushel; while November soybeans loss 7.50 cents to $10.2175 a bushel.

Wheat Harvest: North Dakota winter wheat crop hurt by disease

Posted: Thursday, Aug 28th, 2014
MINOT, N.D., Some North Dakota grain elevators are urging farmers to bin their newly harvested winter wheat until the market figures out what to do with a heavily diseased crop.
The crop is showing high levels of vomitoxin, a toxin associated with scab disease that can make grain unsafe for people and animals to eat.

Wheat Harvest: Hot weather takes toll on Wash. wheat crop

Posted: Thursday, Aug 28th, 2014
REARDAN, Wash. (AP), Too much heat and too little rain this summer are taking a toll on the winter wheat crop in Eastern Washington.
Joel Zwainz on Monday estimated that his family's 3,400-acre farm near Reardan will produce 30 to 50 percent less wheat than it did last year.

Wheat Harvest: UNL presents food microbiology workshop for the food manufacturing industry

Posted: Thursday, Aug 28th, 2014
LINCOLN, A University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) food microbiology workshop will focus on the basics of food safety and the microbiological testing methods commonly used by the food industry. 
The workshop, presented by UNL's Food Processing Center March 24-26, 2015, will provide basic food microbiology training to those individuals working in testing laboratories, with no formal training in microbiology.

Wheat Harvest: Nebraska Wheat to participate in Raising Nebraska at fair

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
GRAND ISLAND, After four years of hosting the interactive "World of Wheat" display in the Exhibition Building of the Nebraska State Fair, Nebraska Wheat will change locations and participate in the new Raising Nebraska exhibit.
Nebraska Wheat, the cooperative partnership between the Nebraska Wheat Board (NWB) and the Nebraska Wheat Growers Association (NWGA), will work with multiple other commodity organizations

Wheat Harvest: Responding to wheat production challenges: sawfly, virus, weeds  

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
SCOTTSBLUFF, Wheat growers in western Nebraska face several serious challenges: wheat stem sawfly; wheat streak mosaic; weeds, including kochia; making best use of scarce moisture.
Research is providing answers to meet some of the challenges and still searching for answers to others, according to speakers at the Wheat Production Workshop recently at Scottsbluff.

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