Recent news and highlights from around the wheat industry.
Speaking of Wheat. “It’s like finding the missing pieces for your favorite puzzle that you have been working on for decades. By having many complete gene assemblies available, we can now help solve the huge puzzle that is the massive wheat pan-genome and usher in a new era for wheat discovery and breeding.” — Dr. Curtis Pozniak, wheat breeder and director of the University of Saskatchewan Crop Development Centre, describing collaborative work with Kansas State University that completed genome sequencing of 15 wheat varieties representing breeding programs around the world.
Biden Nominates Former USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to serve in the same position in the new administration. The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) congratulated Vilsack for being nominated. “We look forward to working again with former Secretary Vilsack and are ready to engage with any new staff at USDA,” said NAWG President Dave Milligan, a wheat farmer from Cass City, Mich.
“Bake to the Future,” a podcast produced by the American Bakers Association (ABA) recently featured a discussion about the future of the U.S. wheat foods supply chain between NAWG CEO Chandler Goule, North American Millers’ Association Jane DeMarchi and ABA President and CEO Robb MacKie. The industry executives weigh in on a range of topics and discuss the imperative of demystifying the farm-to-fork system for consumers. Listen to the podcast here: https://baketothefuture.org/.
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