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Geography in the News: Worldwide Wheat Production

Geography in the News: Worldwide Wheat Production | WHEAT | Scoop.it
By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM The Role of Wheat in Worldwide Agriculture Wheat is the principal grain used to make most breads and pastries. Grown mostly in ...
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Video: Long-term outlook for wheat is optimistic for US wheat

Video: Long-term outlook for wheat is optimistic for US wheat | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Burdensome wheat supplies will depress prices in the short term, but the underlying demand for grains bodes well for the long-term market outlook, says Mark Welch, Texas AgriLife Extension grain marketing economist. Welch discussed wheat and grain outlooks at the recent Big Country Wheat Conference in Abilene.
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Canada: Winter wheat growers fund a new market development position

Prairie winter wheat growers have joined forces to fund a new market development position at the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi). Winter Cereals Manitoba, Saskatchewan Winter Cereals...
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U.S. farmers fight poisonous wheat fungus (Fusarium) with cleaning, waiting

U.S. farmers fight poisonous wheat fungus (Fusarium) with cleaning, waiting | WHEAT | Scoop.it
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Dave Wiechert of Nashville, Illinois, does good business most years cleaning seed for farmers in preparation for planting season. But this year, Wiechert is doing big business after
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Russian wheat supply to cover Egypt needs until July 2015

Russian wheat supply to cover Egypt needs until July 2015 | WHEAT | Scoop.it

Vladimir Putin says Russia will supply Egypt with 5 million tons of wheat throughout the year

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US/Montana: MSU, Extension experts team with wheat growers to combat new pest - orange blossom wheat midge

US/Montana: MSU, Extension experts team with wheat growers to combat new pest - orange blossom wheat midge | WHEAT | Scoop.it
BOZEMAN - Montana State University and wheat growers across the state are working together to protect the state's billion-dollar wheat industry from a tiny orange midge capable of inflicting major damage to the crop.
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Egypt to hold price for local wheat steady

Egypt to hold price for local wheat steady | WHEAT | Scoop.it

Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab said on Saturday the government planned to buy local wheat from farmers "at a fair price no lower than last year," in comments broadcast by state television.


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Did you know that Egypt is the world biggest wheat importer? check more on WheatAtlas.

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USW: Wheat Letter - August 2014

USW: Wheat Letter - August 2014 | WHEAT | Scoop.it

In This Issue:

  1.   Record Rail Freight Costs Behind Increasing Basis Levels
  2.   U.S. Wheat Industry Urges USDA to Maintain Grain Inspection Services at Port of Vancouver
  3.   Teams from Italy and the Philippines Conclude Summer Trade Team Season
  4.   India’s Rejection of WTO Agreement Deals a Blow to Global Economic Growth
  5.   Wheat Organizations Support Congressional Call for Comprehensive Market Access in TPP
  6.   Wheat Industry News
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Zimbabwe braces for major wheat shortage

Zimbabwe braces for major wheat shortage | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Zimbabwe is this year expected to produce 10,000 tonnes of wheat, the equivalent of a week's supply of bread, as a major shortage looms.
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Bumper wheat crop set to turn UK into net exporter

Bumper wheat crop set to turn UK into net exporter | WHEAT | Scoop.it

As the UK wheat harvest kicks into gear, the outlook is for a bumper crop. But how much will be of good enough quality for the food industry depends on the weather in the coming weeks.

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How researchers are speeding up seed production for new wheat in China

How researchers are speeding up seed production for new wheat in China | WHEAT | Scoop.it

An international team of plant geneticists is trialling a rapid method of producing new varieties of wheat and barley ready for field trials. UWA Associate Professor Guijun Yan says under normal conditions, it takes eight growing seasons to produce the eight generations of a new hybrid to produce a "pure line" of wheat, ready for propagation.


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Bangladesh: Wheat production highest in 11 years

Bangladesh: Wheat production highest in 11 years | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Wheat production rose to 13.02 lakh tonnes in fiscal 2013-14, the highest in 11 years, mainly due to increased acreage and favourable weather. The amount was 3.82 percent higher than 12.54 lakh ton...
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Wheat price keeps sliding on bumper global crop

Wheat price keeps sliding on bumper global crop | WHEAT | Scoop.it

Prospects of a bumper worldwide grain crop and news that new European trade sanctions against Russia will not include agriculture are continuing to drive down wheat prices.

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Using the Genes of Israeli Wheat To Fight Climate Change

Using the Genes of Israeli Wheat To Fight Climate Change | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Experts found a way to boost the yield of grain in Israel: They search wild wheat for useful genes that can be bred into commercial grain and make it more resistant to climate change.
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India: Chennai to host 2-day International Wheat Seminar from Sept 2-3

India: Chennai to host 2-day International Wheat Seminar from Sept 2-3 | WHEAT | Scoop.it

With the global wheat market set to witness a glut, what exactly will be the production, supply and demand scenario? How will prices of wheat behave? What are the market dynamics at play with regard to wheat? How about logistics and warehousing facilities for the grain?

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High wheat stocks, production yield lower prices

High wheat stocks, production yield lower prices | WHEAT | Scoop.it

The latest USDA supply and demand estimate projects higher production and stocks for U.S. and global wheat production. Wheat prices will stay low until more demand is found, market analysts say.

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Iraq: Captured wheat fields give Islamic State a new weapon

Iraq: Captured wheat fields give Islamic State a new weapon | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Nearly half of wheat-growing areas are under Islamist militants' control, giving them leverage and a source of funding.
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On the situation in Iraq and the harvest of Wheat 2014

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Wheat - the largest primary commodity

Wheat - the largest primary commodity | WHEAT | Scoop.it

Wheat infographics from the FAO.

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Pakistan to import 0.5m tons of wheat as local rate goes up

Pakistan to import 0.5m tons of wheat as local rate goes up | WHEAT | Scoop.it

Amidst high price of wheat in local market, the Karachi-based private importers have struck the deal of purchasing around 500,000 tons of wheat with Russian states and the shipment for this deal will start in mid of August.

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Kazakhstan's wheat export capacity estimated at 8-9 mln tons (expected gross harvest close to 17 million tons)

Kazakhstan's wheat export capacity estimated at 8-9 mln tons (expected gross harvest close to 17 million tons) | WHEAT | Scoop.it

"The expected gross harvest [harvest of the current year] is about 17 million tons, and the carryover 4 million tons, that is, the export capacity is 8-9 million tons," Khasenov noted at a press-conference.


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US/Nebraska: Heavy infestation of wheat stem sawfly in the Nebraska Panhandle

US/Nebraska: Heavy infestation of wheat stem sawfly in the Nebraska Panhandle | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Wheat stem sawfly has been a very significant pest of wheat in the northern wheat producing regions of the nation such as Montana and North Dakota and well into Canada.
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Europe: Reduced wheat quality will help grow the price

Europe: Reduced wheat quality will help grow the price | WHEAT | Scoop.it
The EU is the largest producing and exporting bloc for wheat, but there are fears that the quality of the EU crop will decline, leading to a shortage and a rise in the price.
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Discovery brings wheat flowering mechanism to light

Discovery brings wheat flowering mechanism to light | WHEAT | Scoop.it

That handy chart on the back of seed packet tells backyard gardeners when it’s time to plant based on where they live.  Things get a bit more complicated, however, when your goal is to feed the world.

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Lower chlorophyll to boost wheat yields

Lower chlorophyll to boost wheat yields | WHEAT | Scoop.it

Almost five decades ago, a plant breeder proved that the tiny brassica Arabidopsis thaliana has higher overall leaf growth when it produces less chlorophyll. Now, UWA Adjunct Professor John Hamblin is repeating his experiments with wheat to see if lower chlorophyll levels promote greater grain yields.


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Iraq: Bumper Wheat Crop in Kurdistan, But Nowhere to Store It All

Iraq: Bumper Wheat Crop in Kurdistan, But Nowhere to Store It All | WHEAT | Scoop.it

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Kurdistan has produced a bumper crop of wheat this year, enough for local demand. The problem is, there is no place to store it all.

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