Wheat Industry News
Recent news and highlights from around the U.S. wheat industry.
Speaking of Wheat.
“We need moisture.” – Glen Squires, Chief Executive Officer, Washington Grain Commission, in an article by the Associated Press on how drought in eastern Washington state has cut soft white wheat production and created concerns about the next crop.
Borlaug Global Rust Initiative Announces 2021 Global Wheat Conference. The Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI), formed in 2005, will host a virtual conference Oct. 6 to 8, with the theme “Global Resilience: Science, Pandemics, and the Future of Wheat.” The 2021 BGRI Virtual Technical Workshop will explore how nearly two decades of monitoring and responding to wheat rust epidemics can teach other global disease outbreaks such as COVID-19. The online-only event is open to all and free for registrants. Learn more about the conference and register here.
Friend and Colleague Receives Boy Scouts of America’s Silver Buffalo Award. Reid Christopherson, executive director of the South Dakota Wheat Commission, one of USW’s state wheat commission members, will receive the Silver Buffalo Award from the Boy Scouts of America. This is the highest award presented for volunteer service. Christopherson will be among 826 recipients since 1926. Christopherson has been involved with the Boy Scouts of America for 53 years. Congratulations to our friend and colleague on this prestigious award! Read more here about this honor.
Oregon Wheat Hiring. The Oregon Wheat Growers League and Oregon Wheat Commission are hiring a new Director of Communications. This position supports the Chief Executive Officer to provide the development and growth of Oregon Wheat communications, outreach, advocacy, education and public relations programs. Read more about the position and how to apply here. The position will stay open until it is filled but apply for first-round consideration by September 7, 2021.
U.S. Wheat Associates Publishes Commercial Sales every Thursday, documenting wheat export sales-to-date by country and class for the current marketing year compared to the previous marketing year on the same date. The report includes a 10-year commercial sales history by class and country. Data is sourced from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Weekly Export Sales Report. Read the latest report on the USW website.
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