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Wheat Output Forecast Raised on Northern Hemisphere Crops

Wheat Output Forecast Raised on Northern Hemisphere Crops | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Global wheat production will be bigger than expected a month ago as prospects improved for crops in China, the European Union and Russia, the International Grains Council said.
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Syngenta field day focuses on wheat breeding program (hybrid wheat included)

Syngenta field day focuses on wheat breeding program (hybrid wheat included) | WHEAT | Scoop.it
ARGUSVILLE, N.D. – Growers attending the Syngenta VIP wheat tour were brought up to date on the research efforts now underway for the company’s AgriPro line of wheat seed. These
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France forced to import wheat as rain hits crop quality

France forced to import wheat as rain hits crop quality | WHEAT | Scoop.it
PARIS (Reuters) - France's rain-hit wheat crop has delivered the first shock of the 2014/15 season: the EU's top grower and exporter is buying Lithuanian and British milling wheat to mix with its unusually
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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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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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What's The Difference Between Celiac, Wheat Allergy And Gluten Sensitivity? Watch this great short video.

What's The Difference Between Celiac, Wheat Allergy And Gluten Sensitivity? Watch this great short video. | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Why are so many people calling for gluten-free products lately, and how many of those people actually need to be abstaining from gluten?
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Australia: Wheat breeding in a better spot

Australia: Wheat breeding in a better spot | WHEAT | Scoop.it

RESULTS of a 14-year research project on 'silent killer' fungal diseases eating into wheat yields could save the agricultural industry more than $300 million annually.

Prof Richard Oliver, who is leading a team from the Centre for Crop and Disease Management at Curtin University in WA, said wheat breeders had experience in breeding resistance to rust and were good at it but this group of diseases, which included septoria nodorum blotch and yellow spot, were more difficult to tackle.

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GM wheat still a decade from commercial reality

GM wheat still a decade from commercial reality | WHEAT | Scoop.it

A commercial genetically modified (GM) wheat product could still be a decade away from hitting the marketplace.

InterGrain chief executive officer Tress Walmsley told last week's Pastoralists and Graziers Association convention that while it was impossible to know the timeframe of every research and development organisation, the larger research groups still had a long way to go before a GM wheat product would reach the market.

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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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Marco Antonio Gonzalez's curator insight, August 19, 3:59 AM

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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