Wheat News and Updates


Baking Lab at Chase County Fair

NWGA will have a booth present at the Chase County Fair Expo August 16-18. Free cookies will be served from 3-7:30 pm MDT out of the Mobile Baking Lab. Hands-on activities for kids and information on wheat varieties and planting season will also be available. Those interested in volunteering (NWGA will provide meals the day of and reimburse volunteer mileage) should contact the office at 402-471-2358 or newheatgrowers@gmail.com.

NWGA Golf Tournament

The NWGA golf tournament will be held Friday, August 17 at the Imperial Country Club. A 3-man scramble, registration will begin a 7 am MDT and shotgun start at 8am. $150 for pre-registered teams (email newheatgrowers@gmail.com) or $180 registration day of. Fee includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart, 1 mulligan/person, drink ticket and lunch.

Harvest Report.

The Nebraska Wheat Crop and harvest report for 7-31-18 can be viewed here: Nebraska Wheat crop report 07-31-18

 

National wheat statement on trade tariffs and $12 billion aid package

Half of Nebraska wheat and half of the U.S. wheat crop is exported annually. U.S. wheat producers depend on trade. Both the National Association of Wheat Growers and U.S. Wheat Associates issued a statement regarding the announcement of $12 billion in aid to U.S. farmers in response to farm losses due to the tariffs. That statement can be found here.

 

 

100+ years of quality development — Nebraska Crop Improvement Association

For more than 100 years, the Nebraska Crop Insurance Association has been promoting and guaranteeing the quality of seed for producers across the state. Learn more about this pivotal organization in the newest of the NWB production partners features: 100+ years of quality development – Nebraska Crop Improvement Association