Recent news and highlights from around the U.S. wheat industry.
Speaking of Wheat
“During yet another market disruption related to Russian government intervention, the U.S. wheat store remains open and operating predictably and transparently on a sound commercial basis. The disruption has fueled challenging market volatility. But during this crisis, all customers have an equal opportunity to access to U.S. wheat supplies in order to run mills and maintain our shared responsibilities to feed the world’s people.” – U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) President Vince Peterson.
Ag on the National Mall
A “Celebration of Modern Agriculture” will be held on March 21 and March 22 (National Ag Day) on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Exhibits at the event will feature hands-on displays of modern technology and equipment that is driving agriculture’s tradition of innovation. The event, including a wheat industry exhibit, will be open near the Smithsonian Metro station from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.
Congratulations to USW’s Tyllor Ledford!
Tyllor Ledford, assistant director in the USW West Coast Office, was recently awarded the 2022 Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award by the Southern Agricultural Economics Association. Ledford completed her master’s degree in August 2021 at Texas Tech University’s Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics. Her thesis examined the impacts of food insecurity on terrorism and conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa. Read the full announcement here.
2022 National Wheat Yield Contest Opens
The National Wheat Foundation (NWF) is now accepting grower enrollment for the 2022 National Wheat Yield Contest. The contest includes winter wheat and spring wheat categories and two subcategories: dryland and irrigated. NWF emphasizes that the contest “will help increase U.S. wheat growers’ productivity to ensure an ample supply of quality U.S. wheat to reliably meet the needs of the domestic wheat market and our overseas customers.” Learn more about the contest and how to enter here.
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