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Farm groups step up with farm bill proposals

Farm groups that have not played a major role in the debate over the recommendations that the agriculture committees will send to the super committee on deficit reduction have been inundating Capitol Hill this week with detailed recommendations. Read More...

Bell named farm policy director at NAWG

The National Association of Wheat Growers has hired Benjamin Bell as director of farm policy, crop insurance, transportation and trade issues. Read More...

U.S. Wheat announces personnel changes

U.S. Wheat Associates has hired Casey Chumrau as a market analyst on global wheat market trends and activity, produce weekly price reports and provide contract, quality specification and price assistance to U.S. wheat exporters and importers. Read More...

G20 countries launching initiative on wheat research

PARIS — The wheat research initiative that the agriculture ministers from the G20 countries launched at their meeting here on June 23 is strongly supported by U.S. growers and appears likely to put wheat research on a faster track. Read More...

New USDA greenhouse to fight wheat rust; researcher says more needed

Scientists will fight wheat rust from a new state-of-the art Agriculture Department greenhouse at the University of Minnesota, but a key researcher says more money is needed if the fungal disease is to be fought successfully in Africa before it reaches North America. Read More...