Recent news and highlights from around the wheat industry.
Speaking of Wheat: “We see this transaction as the latest example of how working together and using technology to solve challenges can improve trade, as well as traceability, food safety, nutrition and more.” – Jennifer Davidson, Trade Execution Lead, Cargill, discussing a cross-continent wheat trade transaction on a blockchain platform.
BLOG: Earth Day Celebrates 50 Years by Observing Climate Action. This year marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day celebrated on April 22, 2020. The theme for Earth Day 2020 was climate action. Read the National Association of Wheat Growers’ (NAWG) recent blog highlighting some of the ways wheat growers are working to curb the effects of climate change.
Corteva Opportunity: Genome Editing for Crop Improvement. As part of their effort and commitment to building strong partnerships, Corteva is inviting scientists from academic and nonprofit research institutions to submit brief, non-confidential proposals for gene edits that have the potential to improve wheat, maize (corn), soybeans, canola or sorghum. The application deadline is May 31, 2020. Click here for complete details.
Farm Foundation Supports Young Farmers. The Young Farmer Accelerator Program is aimed at helping young farmers grow their knowledge, experience and network. The program will engage young farmers in a year-long series of interactive learning and networking experiences, focused on gaining a deeper understanding of a wide variety of agriculture, agribusiness and government issues.
2020 National Wheat Yield Contest Entry Deadlines. The National Wheat Foundation is accepting entries for “Greater Grain. The National Wheat Yield Contest.” The deadline for winter wheat entries is May 15 and the spring wheat entry deadline is August 1, with an early registration deadline of June 15.
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