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Kansas Wheat Scoop No. 1839: Kansas Growers Sought for Wheat Yield Contest
Wheat news
Thursday, 27 March 2014 16:38

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Now that the 2014 Kansas wheat crop is breaking dormancy, achieving top yields is on the minds of wheat farmers. With Mother Nature's help, your best management practices could be just the ticket to earn you a quick $1,000 in cash, if you enter the Kansas Wheat Yield Contest.

Now in its fifth year, the contest includes three regions: Region 1 (Western Kansas), Region 2 (Central Kansas) and Region 3 (Eastern Kansas). Producers achieving the top yield in each region receive a $1,000 cash prize and plaque from Kansas Wheat and corporate co-sponsor, BASF.

Yield Contest sponsors also offer additional cash awards. Winners who use an AgriPro, WestBred, Plains Gold, LimaGrain or Kansas Wheat Alliance variety will receive an additional $500 cash prize from those companies, respectively.

For the fourth year in a row, contest entrants will be eligible to participate in the Quality Initiative of the Wheat Yield Contest. Each contest participant will be asked to submit a 5-pound sample of wheat from the contest field. The sample will be evaluated for quality components such as test weight, protein content, variety and kernel quality. Top scoring samples will undergo further testing at ADM Milling's Quality Laboratory in Kansas City. The sample with the top quality score will receive $250 in cash.

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Corn Growers Urge Swift Passage of 2014 Farm Bill
Corn news
Tuesday, 28 January 2014 09:16

WASHINGTON (January 28, 2014) – The following is a statement from National Corn Growers President Martin Barbre on the Agricultural Act of 2014, released by the House-Senate conference committee.
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Wheat industry leaders attend IGP flour milling course
Wheat news
Thursday, 16 January 2014 16:06
MANHATTAN, Kan. -Wheat growers from across the nation gathered at the Kansas State University Grain Science complex last week to learn more about the process wheat undergoes after it leaves the farm. Through a course offered by the International Grains Program, 15 wheat industry leaders learned about flour milling and baking processes.

Throughout the week, participants attended presentations from Mark Fowler, milling specialist and IGP associate director; Justin Gilpin, CEO of Kansas Wheat; and Dave Krishock, flour quality and baking specialist. For portions of the course, participants learned about classes and quality of wheat, milling math and blending, and also had the opportunity to get hands on experience in an operating flour mill.
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Kansas Wheat Check-Off Increases to Two Cents
Wheat news
Thursday, 26 September 2013 10:10

MANHATTAN, Kan- The Kansas wheat check-off will increase from a 1.5 cents to 2 cents per bushel effective November 1, 2013.  The decision was made by the board of the Kansas Wheat Commission at their regular meeting in August.  For the past five years, producers have been investing 15 mills (1.5 cents per bushel) to support research and market development activities of the Commission.  The increase to 2 cents per bushel will put the Kansas wheat check-off at a rate equal to or less than most other wheat check-offs in the U.S.

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Corn Growers Pleased to See House Ag Committee Progress on Farm Bill
Corn news
Thursday, 16 May 2013 12:40

 Ken Colombini

WASHINGTON - National Corn Growers Association President Pam
Johnson released the following statement in response to the House Committee
on Agriculture's farm bill passage late Wednesday night:

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