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Winter Wheat Seedings Estimate Lowest in Over a Century

1/14/2018 6:42:00 PM
The report Friday showed 32.61 million acres planted. That was in fact down from last year, but more than 300,000 acres larger than the average trade guess and above all published trade guesses. This was the first time since 2012 for the USDA figure to be larger than the average trade estimate. It was only the second time since 2000, with the other being 2011. Futures had big fall rallies in both 2011 and 2012, which you might expect would result in a production response. This fall we were grinding lower. So what happened, and are there any implications? >> Read More

Marketing Your Family Business to Consumers

12/8/2017 2:32:00 PM
Consumer demand and preference is a driving force in today's agricultural marketplace. For companies like Wheat Montana, the success of their family business has been sharing their story with consumers. By sharing that story, their Montana Made product can be found in over 1200 Walmart stores. Are you telling your story? >> Read More

Ag Inside the Beltway

11/29/2017 11:17:00 AM
Chandler Goule, CEO of the National Association of Wheat Growers, joins Lane Nordlund and discusses the critical issues NAWG is working on in Washington D.C.  >> Read More

Blame Canada? Understanding Wheat Trade on the Northern Great Plains

11/1/2017 1:30:00 PM

Are U.S. farmers getting the short end of the stick when it comes to wheat trade with Canada?

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Stoner to Lead Wheat Growers at Critical Time

10/31/2017 2:15:00 PM

This week it was announced by the National Association of Wheat Growers that association president David Schemm has resigned from his position to pursue other professional opportunities in his home state. The High Plains Journal says Schemm, a Sharon Springs, Kansas, wheat grower, has reportedly been tapped to accept the position of Kansas Farm Service Agency executive director. 

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NAWG President Resigns, Montana Farmer to Retake Role

10/30/2017 8:25:00 AM
Washington, D.C. (October 30, 2017) – NAWG is officially announcing the resignation of former NAWG President and Sharon Springs, KS farmer David Schemm. David has resigned his position to pursue other professional opportunities in his home state of Kansas.   >> Read More

How Low Can Wheat Go?

10/6/2017 9:00:00 AM

Wheat acres are set to slip again as some farmers are eyeing the depressed market wondering if they should even bother to plant.

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Latest USDA Wheat Estimates

9/12/2017 10:46:00 AM
The U.S. 2017/18 wheat supply and demand estimates are unchanged from last month. The season-average farm price is lowered $0.20 per bushel at the midpoint to a range of $4.30 to $4.90. The reduction is due to NASS prices to date and expectations of future cash prices. >> Read More

Spring Wheat Harvest in the Gallatin Valley

8/15/2017 2:29:00 PM
On Monday, the latest weekly USDA crop progress report was released and once again the report remains bullish for spring wheat. Across the nation, 40% of spring wheat was harvested, down from 45% a year ago, but above the five-year average of 35% harvested. 33% of spring wheat was rated good-to-excellent, up 1 percentage point from 32% the previous week. Also 97% of winter wheat had been harvested as of Sunday. For Montana specially, 92% of the winter wheat is in the bin while 39% of the spring wheat crop has been harvested and 57% of the barley crop has been cut as well. >> Read More

A Shock to the Wheat Market

7/12/2017 12:06:00 PM
USDA released the monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates on Wednesday as well as crop production projections for wheat. The reports also included updated 2017-18 numbers for corn and soybean production and yields. >> Read More
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U.S. Once Again Top Beef Exporter to South Korea

1/16/2018 7:30:00 AM
SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States reclaimed its spot as the top beef exporter to South Korea in 2017, 14 years after a U.S. outbreak of mad cow disease led to a ban on American beef and handed market leadership to rival Australia. >> Read More
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USDA, Grain, Feed and Cooperative Groups Want Fix to Avoid Market Distortion by Tax Code

1/15/2018 5:19:00 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. (DTN) -- Intensity has heightened to find a legislative solution to new tax code benefits for farmer cooperatives under Section 199A which could direct agricultural sales away from private companies. >> Read More
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Alltech Hubbard Feeds Introduce New Blueprint Beef Nutrition Program

1/15/2018 2:03:00 PM

During the recent Range Beef Cow Symposium in Cheyenne and the Montana Stockgrowers Convention in Billings, the crew at Alltech Hubbard were busy visiting with ranchers about the importance of proper nutrition for their cattle this time of the year; especially those mother cows. And introducing cattlemen and cattlewomen to their new Blueprint Beef Nutrition Program.

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Winter Wheat Seedings Estimate Lowest in Over a Century

1/14/2018 6:42:00 PM
The report Friday showed 32.61 million acres planted. That was in fact down from last year, but more than 300,000 acres larger than the average trade guess and above all published trade guesses. This was the first time since 2012 for the USDA figure to be larger than the average trade estimate. It was only the second time since 2000, with the other being 2011. Futures had big fall rallies in both 2011 and 2012, which you might expect would result in a production response. This fall we were grinding lower. So what happened, and are there any implications? >> Read More
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MDA Launches Mediation Program

1/12/2018 9:44:00 AM
Producers throughout Montana have a new tool in the belt when it comes to conflict resolution. The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) has launched its Agricultural Mediation Program and is currently seeking cases for mediation. >> Read More
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